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Lot 1011: ESTHER CARP Signed Drawing Polish Leon Weissberg 1938(45 views)
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Estimate: $200 - $300
ESTHER CARP KARP 1897-1970
Skierniewice 1897-1970 Paris (Polish/French)
Esther Carp is born near Warsaw in a family of musicians. His father was a violinist, a painter and a photographer.
Esther Carp studies in Vienne in an Art school before going back to Paris in 1925.
In 1931, the merchant Leopold Zborowski organizes an exhibition for her. Arranged as mosaic her work reminds the cubist sructure. That same year she leaves France for Poland.
In 1941, after her first paranoïa fit, Esther Carp is sent to hospital. While at war, this incident may have saved her life, as she was hidden in hospitals.
As she is getting back to her parisian lifestyle she has another paranoïa fit in 1954, she accuses her hotel manager of persecution and anti-semitism. She's sent back to hospital. Back in Paris she finds a small studio boulevard Saint Germain from which she's quickly evicted.
Portrait of Leon Weissberg, 1938
pencil,signed and dated. inscribed "Paris".
Provenance: The collection of Uri and Rami Nehostan, the Art Museum in Ashdot Yaacov, Israel. The work bears the Museum label verso.
condition-discoloration of the paper and some stains
Born in Przeworsk (Galicia), Poland (1895 - 1943)
Leon Weissberg received a traditional Jewish education and studied in the art academies of Vienna and Munich from 1914-15. In 1923, he arrived in Paris, where he primarily painted Parisian cityscapes, flower compositions, and circus scenes.
Leon Weissberg exhibited regularly in the various salons of Paris, and in 1929 he exhibited his noteworthy painting, "The Jewish Bride," in Galerie Bonaparte.
After the occupation of Paris, he escaped to the free zone in the south of France, but was arrested in February 1943, interned in the concentration camp in Gurs, and deported to a death camp on March 6, 1943.
In 1980, an extensive catalog of Leon Weissberg’s known works was published in Paris.
Note: This work will be shipped from Israel.