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Portrait of a clown with roses - Circa 1970

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This unframed oil on canvas vintage painting, circa 1970 and signed Minsk, features a clown wearing a wreath of roses.

Polish-born (1923) Jewish painter, nationalized French in the interwar period, Minsk comes from a family of artists, (cousin of sculptors Lipchitz and Rapoport). He studied at the Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Second generation painter of the Paris School, Minsk was a pupil of Mane-Katz. He exhibited from 1976 to 1985 in Parisian galleries, specifically Galerie Duncan, rue de Seine, and Galerie Médicis, Place des Vosges. He participated in some editions of the Salon de Paris and the Independents. Established in the south of France after 1980, he exhibited there regularly, in Baux-de-Provence, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Vallauris, Marseille, Aix and in his workshop in Nice.

His work, dense and colourful, can be classified as expressionist. He painted characters from the past (musicians, tailors, farm women) but also from the present with beautiful portraits of men and women. His landscapes and village scenes are also noteworthy for their intensity.

Sources: Adrian Darmon: Autour de l'art juif: Encyclopédie universelle des peintres, sculpteurs et photographes (Paris, 2003); Arcadja Auction Results. 


Artist: Minsk (1923-?)
Signed in lower right.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 46 x 55 cm. / 18 x 21 ½ in.
Frame: Unframed.
Origin: France.

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