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Painting of family sitting around table; oil on board; framed; lower right corner signed and attr. Leon Zack (1892-1980), Russian-born French figurative, abstract painter and sculptor; collector's note of artist on back; 15.5 inches x 19.5 inches. Léon Zack was born into a Jewish family in Nijni-Novgorod in Russia on 12 July 1892.[1] He was painting at the age of 13 and exhibiting his work by 15, being a pupil of Jakimchenko from 1905 to 1907.[2] He first studied literature at Moscow University in addition to studying painting. After studying under the post-Impressionist Machloff[3] and settled in France in about 1924 after spending time in Italy and Germany.[clarification needed] Whilst in Germany, he designed for the ballet, creating costumes and sets for the Ballets Romantiques Russes. He was an illustrator, painter, designer and sculptor. He has been described a School of Paris painter. Zack has work in British national collections, including the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia. PROVENANCE: Southern Ontario estate


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American, 19th century : In our opinion, this work was executed by an unknown hand, and can only be identified by origin (i.e., region, period).

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Leon Zack 1892-1980 Russian/French Oil Abstract

Estimate $1,500 - $2,500Mar 1, 2018