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