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Lot #    15130
Auction End Date    7/18/2006 11:44:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Arthur Kolnick
Author    [Signed Copy] Maximilien Gauthier
City    Alfortville
Publisher    Editions Quatre-Feuilles
Publication Date    1967
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 49, [5] pp., 250:184 mm., light age staining,. A very good copybound as published.
Paragraph 1    Signed by Kolnick in Hebrew on title verso in 1968.
   Arthur Kolnik (18901972), French painter and printmaker. Kolnik was a native of Stanislavov, Galicia, and studied at the School of Fine Arts in Cracow. He fought as an officer in the Austro-Hungarian Army in World War I, and was wounded. After the war, he went to Czernowitz (then Rumania), where he took part in the intellectual life of the city, and became a close friend of the Yiddish poet, Itzik Manger. In 1921, with Reuven Rubin, he went to the United States where they had a joint exhibition under the sponsorship of Prince Bibesco, the Rumanian minister. Kolnik returned to Czernowitz, where he made woodcuts. Among the books he illustrated was one of fables by Eliezer Steinbarg. In 1931 he settled in Paris. As a printmaker and painter, Kolnik depicts the ghetto dwellers of Eastern Europe. He presents them with sympathy and understanding, the human forms being very sharply outlined and the whole space freely divided into patterns of geometric planes.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
France:    Checked
Other:    Art
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    French
Manuscript Type
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Drawings:    Checked