Paintings and Judaica from the Estate of Prof. Victor Deutsch - Part II

Group of Workers By Jules Pascin 1885 - 1930

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Start price: $400

Estimated price: $800 - $1,200

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Stamped with studio stamp “Pascin” (lower left), stamped Atelier Pascin, inscribed “Pascin, USA, 1918” and signed Lucy Krohg (lower right)

Graphite and ink on paper

16 x 20 cm

Estate of Prof. Victor Deutsch

Very minor foxing and small tear on lower left, otherwise good.

Jules Pincas, born Widdin, Bulgaria 1885. Pascin spent a number of years in Austria and Germany. In 1905 he moved to Paris where he continued to produce tragically satirical drawings of the demimonde. At the outbreak of World War I he travelled for a while in the United States, where he became a citizen, returning to Paris in 1920. There he began to create a series of large-scale, representational, and very sensitively drawn biblical and mythological oil paintings. Later he turned to the material for which he is generally known, the delicately toned, thinly painted, but poetically bitter and ironic studies of women, generally prostitutes. On the eve of an important one-man show of his work Pascin hanged himself.