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Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing original paintings by Abraham Mintchine. 
Please call (917) 749-4577 or email us at info@beloosesky.com


Abraham Mintchine was a School of Paris painter of landscapes, portraits and still lifes. Born in Kiev, Russia in 1898, he apprenticed to a goldsmith at the age of thirteen as an engraver, but soon afterwards also began to paint.  It is believed he was a student of Alexandra Exter at the Kiev Academy.

The collapse of the Russian empire, the persecution of Jews, the pogroms and then the Soviet rule all took their toll on Mintchine's health and he developed tuberculosis.

Mintchine left Russia in 1923 and went to Berlin, where in 1925 he exhibited some paintings in a Cubist manner, and designed sets and costumes for the Jewish theatre.  Penniless, he moved to Paris in 1926, where he 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.

His short life and tragic fate did not leave their mark on his work. His unaffected relationship with nature, with the daily objects in his immediate environment,with the people who played a role in his life, with the landscapes and working men is reflected in his works and does not suggest any hardship and bitterness but a great sensitivity, love, and a kind of gratitude to everything around him, even though at times he needed the guardian angel featured in his paintings.

Mintchine died near Toulon, France, in 1931, of a heart attack brought on by his tuberculosis.

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2000         “L’ange perdu de Montparnasse”, Musée de Montparnasse, Paris

1999         “Abraham Mintchine 1898-1931”, Mané- Katz Museum, Haifa, Israel

1998         “Abraham Mintchine 1898-1931”, Galerie Di Veroli, Paris

1997         “Ecole de Paris”, Galerie Di Veroli, Paris

1989         “Abraham Mintchine opere inedite”, Galleria Lorenzelli, Bergamo

1986         “Mintchine”, Regine’s Gallery, Rome

1981         Galleria Compagnia del Disegno, Milan

1973         Galleria La Parisina, Turin

1970         Galleria San Fedele, Milan

1969         Galleria Lorenzelli, Bergamo, Italy

1960         McRobert & Tunnard Gallery, London

1959         “Soutine and his circle”, Crane Kalman Gallery, London

1958         Hirschl & Adler Gallery, New York

1956         Gimpel Fils Gallery, London

1953         “Russian Emigré Artists in Paris”, Redferm Gallery, London

1951         Mc Lellan Gallery, Glasgow

1950         “Abraham Mintchine”, Galerie Zak, Paris

1947         “Gouaches by Mintchine and Lurçat”, Gimpel Fils Gallery, London

1938         Union des Artistes Juifs, Paris

1931         Salon des Tuileries, Paris

1929         Salons: d’Automne, des Indépendants, Paris

1929         Alice Manteau Gallery, Paris

1929         Zborowski Gallery

1925         Berlin