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Nahum Tschacbasov
Untitled, Woman and Child

1943

$5,500

About

Russian-Jewish-American artist Nahum Tschacbasov (1899-1984) is known for his cubo-surrealistic works which feature a strong psychological element. Some of his work bears a resemblance to work of another Russian-American artist--David Burliuk. Most art admirers are probably unaware of the Tschacbasov’s prominence in the United States. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan (a territory of Russia back in 1899), Tschacbasov was an important figure in the New York art world from the 1930s to the 1950s, displaying his intricate, symbolladen works in the halls of art havens like the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum. Tschacbasov was somewhat of a late starter, moving to Paris in 1932 to study under Adolph Gottlieb, Marcel Gromaire and Fernand Leger. He had his first exhibition in Paris in 1934. He then returned to the US where he joined Rothko and Gottlieb at the Gallery Seccession. He was one of the co-founders of The Ten, a group of socially conscious abstract painters which included Rothko, Gottlieb, Joseph Solman and Ilya Bolotowsky, among others. In 1944, he began to work at Stanley Hayter's Atelier 17, a center for surrealistic ideas. Between 1936 and 1943, he had five one-man exhibitions at the ACA Galleries and participated in five group shows. He also exhibited at the Whitney, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Knox Albright Museum, the Chicago Institute of Fine Art and Corcoran, among others. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Met, the Whitney, the Brooklyn Museum and the Jewish Museum. Tschacbasov slipped off people’s radar in the 60s—we don’t know why—but has recently had several retrospective exhibitions, including at the National Arts Club entitled: "Nahum Tscacbasov: A Retrospective."

Details

  • Creator
    Nahum Tschacbasov (1899-1984, American)
  • Creation Year
    1943
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Width: 12 in. (30.48 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Lawrence, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU149727793812

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