SOLD L’Abajour (The Lampshade)

by Emmanuel Mané-Katz (1894–1962)
Gouache on paper
18 15/16 x 23¾ inches
Signed upper right: Mané-Katz




The artist

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice H. Swergold, gift from above

Sale, Sotheby’s, Online, March 4–17, 2022, lot 440, from above

Related Work

Still Life with Candelabra, 1950s, oil on canvas, 14 15/16 x 18⅛ inches, signed lower right; Mané-Katz Museum, Haifa, Israel

Artist Biography

Born in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, to a religious Jewish family, Mané-Katz is known for his landscapes, still lifes, and scenes of Jewish shtetl life and folklore. He attended the fine arts school of Kyiv, and studied in Vilnius, before going to Paris and attending the École des Beaux-Arts, where he was a student under painter Fernand Cormon (1845–1924) and alongside Chaïm Soutine (1893–1943). Mané-Katz returned to Eastern Europe at the outbreak of World War I and studied at the New Art Workshop in Petrograd (now Saint Petersburg). He was appointed a professor at the School of the Arts and Crafts in

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