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08 November 2016, 09:00 PST
London, United Kingdom
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Lot 1113: LEONID PASTERNAK Signed Painting Russian Impressionism(58 views)
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Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
LEONID PASTERNAK (attributed)
Leonid Pasternak, a leading Russian Impressionist, was an artist with wide European cultural interests. He was born in Odessa on the Black Sea in 1862, and taught in the Moscow School of Art from 1894-1921. Here he was the friend and colleague of the artists Repin, Serov and Levitan. He studied in Munich as a young man, and travelled extensively in Europe before the Revolution. He married Rosalia Kaufmann, a gifted pianist, who bore him four children: the eldest was the poet, Boris Pasternak, author of Doctor Zhivago. In 1921 Pasternak with his wife and two daughters left Moscow for Germany, where the artistic milieu included his friends Max Liebermann and Lovis Corinth. Following the rise of Hitler, Pasternak came to England in 1938. The last years of his life were spent working in Oxford. The Pasternak Family Collection is held in the house where he died in 1945.
Mother and Child
Brown charcoal and watercolor
signed upper right
43 x 55 cm
very good condition, framed under glass.
estimation 1500-2500 $
starting price 280 $