The Estate of Prof. Victor Deutsch – Paintings and Judaica
Mar 8, 2016 (Your local time)
 Tagore 40 st. Ramat Aviv, Israel
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LOT 20212:

The Grecian By Abraham Mintchine 1898 - 1931

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Mixed technique on paper

23.5 x 21.2 cm

Estate of Prof. Victor Deutsch


The catalogue raisonné: "Abraham Mintchine 1898-1931", by Massimo Di Veroli and Giovanni Testori, p. 152, no. 224 (illustrated)

Abraham Mintchine (1898-1931), Ecole de Paris, painter of landscapes, portraits and still lives. Born in Kiev, Russia in 1898. Apprenticed to a goldsmith at the age of thirteen as an engraver, but soon afterwards also began to paint. Believed to have been a student of Alexandra Exter at the Kiev Acadamy. Mintchine moved to Berlin in 1923. In 1925 he exhibited some paintings in a Cubist manner, and designed sets and costumes for the Jewish theatre. He moved to Paris in 1926 and joined the group of emigree Russian and Polish artists of Jewish origin already working there, Soutine, Kremegne, Kikoine, Chagall, Mane-Katz, Modigliani and others. All his surviving works date from these last six years. His first one-man show was at the Galerie Alice Manteau, Paris, in 1929. Mintchine died near Toulon, France, in 1931.

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