Moise Kisling (1891-1953) Title: Untitled (Nude), Medium: Pencil on paper, Date: c. 1930, Size: 11.50 x 7.25 in. w/C. of Attribution. Was a French-Polish painter best known for his highly stylized, unsettling portraits. Born on January 22, 1891 in Kraków, Austria-Hungary, he moved to Paris in 1910 where he established himself as an artist. He rented a studio in the district of Montmarte and gained contact with contemporary Parisian ex-pat painters, notably including Jules Pascin and Amedeo Modigliani. His oeuvre includes landscapes, nudes, and portraiture, all painted in his unique style: blocky, bold, simplistic environments containing stylistically exaggerated figures with wide-set limbs and eyes. Kisling died on April 29, 1953 in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France and a substantial portion of his works are housed in the Musée du Petit Palais in Geneva, Switzerland.