Joachim WEINGART (1895-1942/45)
Guitar and Fruits on Table
Mixed media on paper
Dimensions on sight: Height: 49 cm (19-1/4 in.) - Width: 37,5 cm (14-3/4 in.)
Signed several times, the painting bears a Russian-written friendship and gratitude dedication lower right.
Born in Poland, Joachim Weingart was a member of the Paris School. Son of wine merchant of Polish origin. In 1912, he resided in Weimar. Around 1914, he was at the Fine Arts Academy of Vienna. He worked in Berlin in 1916, in the presence of the sculptor Archipenko. He was stopped in 1942 by the Gestapo due to his Jewish heritage. He was then sent to Pithiviers then deported to Germany where his whereabouts are not known (probably deported to Auschwitz).
He had his early exhibitionas at Lemberg and Vienna in 1914. He came to Paris in 1925 and his works were exhibited immediately. During this first Parisian period, he executed one of his strongest works: The Woman. His second period was noted with a very visible transition, a handling of the material with modulation. His color then had a great intensity and richness of contrasts.
Condition report : Small older creases on upper left and upper right.