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Lot 1006: BORVINE FRENKEL Signed Painting Polish Jewish French(65 views)
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Estimate: $800 - $1,200
BORIS BORVINE FRENKEL 1895-1984
Kalisz, Poland 1895-1984 Paris (Polish / French)
during WWI, he goes to Lvov in 1919 where he attends architecture classes.
In 1920, after a short stay at the prison of Warsaw for his anarchistic activities he decides to go to Berlin. These years seem conclusive, he strikes up with the Jewish intellectual and literary environments and meets Elsa Lasker Shüler, Peretz Markish et Haïm Nahman Bialik.
In 1924, he stops in Paris but leaves immediatly for Brussels where he'll live until 1930. He paints all the time and finishes his studies at the École des Arts Frenkel is also interested in theater and makes the settings for an Andreiev play called Les sept pendus. He opens a workshop of dramatic art and gives a few performances of plays from the Yiddish and Russian repertoire.
In 1930, the Beaux Arts Museum of Brussels consecrates an exhibition to him. But soon after this he's expelled from Belgium and finds refuge in Paris from where he'll leave in order to escape the German Army.
In 1937 he's part of the foundation of the Jewish Painters Association which brings together 200 artits.
In 1939 he takes refuge in the South West of France, after the war, so preoccupied by the loss of his relatives and friends, he takes care of the association and organizes the edition of Nos Artistes magazine.
Note: This work will be shipped from Israel.
Gate to the City
oil on board, signed lower right.
very good condition, framed.
Provenance: The collection of Uri and Rami Nehostan, the Art Museum in Ashdot Yaacov, Israel. The work bears the Museum label verso.
starting 350 $