Jules Pascin (1885-1930), Comparaison (Nude Bathers), 1929, drypoint and aquatint, signed in pencil and numbered (99/253). Reference: Hemin 162 (p. 133). In good condition with full margins, slight light stain, on cream wove paper, 7 1/4 x 7, the sheet 16 1/2 x 13 inches.

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Jules Pascin was a Bulgarian-born French Expressionist painter. Known under the pseudonym of the “Prince of Montparnasse,” Pascin mainly painted women, often nude or in stages of undress, in a fleeting, gestural aesthetic akin to the movements of Fauvism or Cubism. Born in Vidin, Bulgaria on March 31, 1885 to an affluent Sephardic Jewish family, he was educated in Austria and Germany before moving to Paris in 1905. There, he quickly found artistic popularity and became associated with the Modernist movement. He regularly exhibited prints and drawings in various important Parisian salons, including the Salon des Indépendants and satellite exhibitions of the Berlin Secession. Despite achieving success in Europe and North America—Pascin became a naturalized US citizen with the help of Alfred Stieglitz in 1920—he never achieved the critical discourse he craved. Eventually succumbing to depression and alcoholism, he took his own life on the eve of an important solo show on June 5, 1930 at the age of 45. Pascin’s work was appreciated throughout his life and beyond, marked by such achievements as his inclusion in the notorious 1913 Armory Show in New York. Today, his work can be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Louvre in Paris, the Art Institute of Chicago, and others.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
From the FigureMiriam Shiell Fine Art
Mark Gertler: Paintings from the Luke Gertler Bequest and selected important UK private collectionsBen Uri Gallery and Museum
2016
Paper Through the Ages: Drawings and PrintsACA Galleries
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Comparaison (Nude Bathers), 1929

Etching and aquatint
7 1/4 × 7 in
18.4 × 17.8 cm
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$475
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Jules Pascin (1885-1930), Comparaison (Nude Bathers), 1929, drypoint and aquatint, signed in pencil …

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Jules Pascin was a Bulgarian-born French Expressionist painter. Known under the pseudonym of the “Prince of Montparnasse,” Pascin mainly painted women, often nude or in stages of undress, in a fleeting, gestural aesthetic akin to the movements of Fauvism or Cubism. Born in Vidin, Bulgaria on March 31, 1885 to an affluent Sephardic Jewish family, he was educated in Austria and Germany before moving to Paris in 1905. There, he quickly found artistic popularity and became associated with the Modernist movement. He regularly exhibited prints and drawings in various important Parisian salons, including the Salon des Indépendants and satellite exhibitions of the Berlin Secession. Despite achieving success in Europe and North America—Pascin became a naturalized US citizen with the help of Alfred Stieglitz in 1920—he never achieved the critical discourse he craved. Eventually succumbing to depression and alcoholism, he took his own life on the eve of an important solo show on June 5, 1930 at the age of 45. Pascin’s work was appreciated throughout his life and beyond, marked by such achievements as his inclusion in the notorious 1913 Armory Show in New York. Today, his work can be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Louvre in Paris, the Art Institute of Chicago, and others.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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