Lot 174
Emmanuel Mané-Katz (1894 - 1962) A VIOLINIST

First half of 20th century
Ink on paper
28,5 x 20,5 cm (h x w)
Lower left "Mané-Katz"

Starting price
8 000 CZK
   |   320 €
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8 000 CZK
   |   320 €
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Born at Kremenchug in Ukraine to an orthodox Jewish family, despite his father’s wish he become a rabbi Emmanuel Mané-Katz moved to Paris in 1913 and enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts. A year later, upon the outbreak of the First World War, he moved to St Petersburg where he continued painting. Mané-Katz’s style of painting was initially static, classical and somber, but his palette changed in later years to include bright, primary colors, loose brushwork and rhythmical forms. Although Mané-Katz painted a number of landscapes and flower studies, Jewish themes became his artistic emphasis.