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Jawlensky, Alexei (1864-1941) – 1916 Large Variation: Wide Path (Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California, USA)

Oil and pencil on textured wove paper, mounted on cardboard; 54.9 x 35.9 cm. Russian painter and printmaker, active in Germany. When he was ten, his family moved to Moscow. Following family tradition, he was originally educated for a military career, attending cadet school, and, later, the Alexander Military School in Moscow. However, while still…

Marcoussis, Louis (1883c.-1941) with Meret Oppenheim (1913-1985) in 1933 by Man Ray

Vintage gelatin silver print. Louis Marcoussis, formerly Ludwik Kazimierz Wladyslaw Markus or Ludwig Casimir Ladislas Markus, (1878 or 1883,[1] Łódź – October 22, 1941, Cusset) was a painter and engraver of Polish origin who lived in Paris for much of his life and became a French citizen. After studying law briefly in Warsaw he went…

Barradas, Rafael (1890-1929) – 1918 Barcelona Street at 1 PM (Collection of Contemporary Art, Madrid, Spain)

Oil on canvas; 50.7 x 60.5 cm. Born in Montevideo and active in the city’s bohemian circles in his youth, Barradas left for Europe in 1914, making his way through Milan, Paris, and Leuven before settling in Spain. Working between Barcelona and Madrid, he immersed himself in the bustling avant-garde scene over the following decade,…

Tsugoharu Foujita (1886-1968) by Man Ray (The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA)

Gelatin silver print; 11 1/16 x 9 in. Léonard Tsugouharu Foujita was a painter and printmaker born in Tokyo, Japan who applied Japanese ink techniques to Western style paintings. Immediately after graduating secondary school, Foujita wished to study in France, but on the advice of Mori Ogai (his father’s senpai military physician) he decided to…