Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Women by Bulgarian Jules Pascin 1885-1930 who painted in New Orleans 1914-1920


Jules Pascin (Bulgarian-born French & American painter, 1885-1930) Artist's Wife Hermine David Wearing a Turbin 1907

Jules Pascin, an Expressionist painter, draftsman, & printmaker of Bulgarian birth, active in France, was renowned for his delicate draftsmanship & sensitive studies of women.


Jules Pascin (Bulgarian-born French & American painter, 1885-1930) Artist's Wife Hermine David 1908-10

Born as Julius Mordecai Pincas of Italian-Serbian & Spanish-Jewish parents, he attended secondary school in Vienna, returning in 1901 to Bucharest, where his family had settled, working briefly in the office of his father's grain-merchandizing business.


Jules Pascin (Bulgarian-born French & American painter, 1885-1930) Artist's Wife Hermine David in a Black Hat 1909

He was, however, becoming passionately interested in drawing, for which he showed precocious talent. At the age of 16, he also became passionately interested in a woman who ran a brothel & was allowed to draw the residents. In 1903, he moved to Munich, where he attended the art school run by Moritz Heymann.


Jules Pascin (Bulgarian-born French & American painter, 1885-1930) Artist's Wife Hermine David 1918

After Pascin moved to Paris in 1905, he became a central figure in the social & cultural life of the cafes & studios of Montparnasse. He soon became well known among Jewish artists in the neighborhood, who looked to him as an example of an accomplished Jewish artist.


Jules Pascin (Bulgarian-born French & American painter, 1885-1930) Artist's Wife Hermine David and a Friend 1914

At the outbreak of World War I, he lived in the United States from 1914 to 1920, sitting out World War I. He taught at the Telfair Academy in Savannah, Georgia, associated with the Telfair Art Museum. He & Hermine painted in New York City as well as in Miami, New Orleans, & Cuba.


Jules Pascin (Bulgarian-born French & American painter, 1885-1930) Artist's Wife Hermine David

Pascin married Hermine David at City Hall in New York City. The witnesses were fellow artists Max Weber & Maurice Sterne. Pascin become a citizen of the United States, although he was eager to return to Paris.


Jules Pascin (Bulgarian-born French & American painter, 1885-1930) Artist's Wife Hermine David Seated

Returning to Paris in 1920, he continued to compose paintings of delicately toned, thinly painted, but poetically bitter & ironic studies of women - including his wife, his mistress, & some of his prostitute acquaintances.


Jules Pascin (Bulgarian-born French & American painter, 1885-1930) Artist's Wife Hermine David in a Blue Hat 1918

Although Pascin's watercolors, oils, and drawings were generally well received, a series of unfavorable reviews of his work in 1930, left him severely depressed. Suffering from this depression & severe alcoholism, he committed suicide in his Montmartre studio on the eve of a prestigious solo show he was to give the next day. 


Jules Pascin (Bulgarian-born French & American painter, 1885-1930) Artist's Wife Hermine David with Fruit 1919


Jules Pascin (Bulgarian-born French & American painter, 1885-1930) Artist's Wife Hermine David


Jules Pascin (Bulgarian-born French & American painter, 1885-1930) Lucy Krogh Wearing Fur 1920


Jules Pascin (Bulgarian-born French & American painter, 1885-1930) Lucy Krogh at a Table 1928


Jules Pascin (Bulgarian-born French & American painter, 1885-1930) Lucy Krogh 1925


Jules Pascin (Bulgarian-born French & American painter, 1885-1930) Lucy Krogh Wearing the Roseal Dress


Jules Pascin (Bulgarian-born French & American painter, 1885-1930) Lucy Krogh after Shampooing 1926


Jules Pascin (Bulgarian-born French & American painter, 1885-1930) Lucy Krogh Wearing the Red Coat


Jules Pascin (Bulgarian-born French & American painter, 1885-1930) Lucy Krogh Wearing Purple 1925


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