Russian Emigre Artists in Paris (Catalog).

London: The Redfern Gallery (printed at the Beauchamp Press), 1953. Small quarto (25 × 19 cm). Original staple-stitched wrappers; [19] pp. of text interleaved with [18] pp. of black and white reproductions on coated stock. Very good. Item #3124

Illustrated catalog for an exhibition held December 1, 1953 through January 9, 1954 at the Redfern Gallery, one of London's oldest galleries for modern and contemporary art. With a preface by Paris-based art critic Alexander Watt: "The present exhibition comprises an ensemble of works by individual artists originating from Russia (and Poland), most of whom have adopted French nationality. With the exception of Gritchenko, they are all Jewish. [...] They responded to the call of the art world of the West, then undergoing revolutionary changes since the decline of Impressionism, and they came to the French capital as adventurers in search of inspiration in a world other than Mother Russia with its limitless horizons." The exhibiting artists include: Chaim Soutine, Pinchus Kremegne, Michel Kikoine, Abraham Mintchine, Marc Sterling, Henri Epstein, Marc Chagall, Jacques Chapiro, Zygmunt Menkes, Mane-Katz, Henri Hayden, Alexis Arapoff, Ossip Zadkine, Isaac Pailes, David Seifert, Joachim Weingart, Maurice Blond, Kostia Terechkovitch, Tobias Beron, Eric Klossowski, Alexis Gritchenko, and Alexei Jawlensky. In addition to the works exhibited, each listing contains a brief biographical sketch. The second half of the catalog lists the works of French and English artists exhibited at the lower gallery (which include Max Ernst, Oskar Kokoschka, Matisse, Picasso and many others. KVK, OCLC show eight copies, of which just three in the United States (Getty, MoMA, and Northwestern University).

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