Kisling Moshe

Kisling Moshe (1891–1953).

Moïse Kisling, born Mojżesz Kisling (Kraków, January 22, 1891 – Sanary-sur-Mer, April 29, 1953) Born in Kraków, Austria-Hungary, he studied at the School of Fine Arts in Kraków. His teachers encouraged the young man to go to Paris, France, considered the international center for artistic creativity in the early 20th century. In 1910, Kisling moved to Montmartre in Paris, and a few years later to Montparnasse; he joined an émigré community made up of artists from eastern Europe as well as Americans and British. Most of the French kept to themselves, although the artistic community was international. At the outbreak of World War I, he volunteered for service in the French Foreign Legion. After being seriously wounded in 1915 in the Battle of the Somme, he was awarded French citizenship. Kisling lived and worked in Montparnasse, where he was part of its renowned artistic community. For a short time he lived in the Bateau-Lavoir in Montmartre, and in 1911–12 spent nearly a year at Céret. Moïse Kisling, 1916, La Sieste à Saint-Tropez (Kisling with Renée) In 1913 he returned to Montparnasse, where he took a studio and lived for the next 27 years. The artists Jules Pascin and later Amedeo Modigliani lived in the same building. He became close friends with many of his contemporaries, including Modigliani, who painted a portrait of him in 1916 (in the collection of the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris). His style in painting landscapes is similar to that of Marc Chagall. A master at depicting the female body, his surreal nudes and portraits earned him the widest acclaim. Kisling volunteered for army service again in 1940 during World War II, although he was 49. When the French Army was discharged at the time of the surrender to the Germans, Kisling emigrated to the United States. He rightly feared for his safety as a Jew in occupied France. He exhibited in New York and Washington. He settled in California, where he lived until 1946. Under the Vichy government, certain critics suggested too many foreigners, especially Jews, were diminishing French traditions.[2] Their comments were part of a rise in anti-Semitism during the German occupation, resulting in French cooperation in the deportation and deaths of tens of thousands of foreign and French Jews in concentration camps. Kisling returned to France after the war and defeat of Germany. Moise Kisling died in Sanary-sur-Mer, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France on April 29, 1953. A residential street in the town is named after him.

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Auctions:

  Lot   DESCRIPTION VALUED PRICE
Пейзаж Санари.
№ 51 Пейзаж Санари.

Sanary landscape.

Author: Kisling Moshe

Year: Beginning of the 20th century.
Technique: Oil on canvas.
Size: 22х27.

Auction № 121
Russian and West-European Art of the XVII-XX centuries
21 April 2011

Valued price
750000-1200000 rub.
750000-1200000 rub.
Папоротники и герберы.
№ 52 Папоротники и герберы.

Ferns and wildflowers.

Author: Kisling Moshe

Year: 1932.
Technique: Oil on canvas.
Size: 73,4x60,5.

Auction № 140
Russian and Western European art of 19-20th centuries
23 October 2014

Valued price
4000000-6500000 rub.
4000000-6500000 rub.
Натюрморт с рыбой.
№ 75 Натюрморт с рыбой.

Still life with fish.

Author: Kisling Moshe

Year: 1929.
Technique: Oil on canvas.
Size: 81,5х100.

Auction № 131
Russian and Western European art of XVIII-XX centuries
25 October 2012

Valued price
3200000-4800000 rub.
3200000-4800000 rub.
Натюрморт с рыбой.
№ 96 Натюрморт с рыбой.

Still life with fish.

Author: Kisling Moshe

Year: 1929.
Technique: Oil on canvas.
Size: 81,5х100.

Auction № 136
Russian and Western European art of 19-20th centuries
24 October 2013

Valued price
3000000-5000000 rub.
3000000-5000000 rub.

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