biographie de Ossip ZADKINE (1890-1967)

Birth place: Smolensk, Russia/moved to Paris in 1909

Death place: Paris

Addresses: Spent his career in Paris with the exception of 1940-45, when he lived in NYC

Profession: Sculptor

Exhibited: PAFA Ann., 1944-45; WMAA, 1946

Work: Hirshhorn Mus., Wash., DC; Mus. Nat. DArt, Paris; Stedelijk Mus., Amsterdam"

Comments: French sculptor who combined Cubism and Expressionism in his work. Included here because he was in the U.S. during the war years, 1940-1945/46. Zadkine was an imporant teacher for American direct carvers of the 1950s, many of whom studied with him in Paris in the late 1940s and 1950s. Among these artists were Israel Levitan, Sidney Geist, Gabriel Kohn, Hugh Townley, and George Sugarman.

Sources: C. Calo, Aspects of Wood Sculpture in America," 22-24; BÈnÈzit; Falk, PAFA, Vol. 3

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