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Description: Eugene Gustavovich Berman
(Russian, 1899-1972)
TWO surrealist drawings / renderings / figure studies, 1930s
pen and ink on paper
Larger titled La Seine A La Grande Jatte with architectural rendering in graphite on the verso, signed and dated 1932. Smaller is double sided and unsigned. Both with notations by the artist.

Provenance: From a private collection, Indianapolis, IN.

Biography from The Columbus Museum of Art, Georgia: Eugene Berman was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1889 and spent most of his life on the European continent. Berman studied painting and architecture in France and Italy, but he was especially interested in the majesty of Italian Renaissance architecture.

In 1937, Berman became active as a set and costume designer for numerous ballets and operas such as Icare, Don Giovanni, and Othello. In 1939, Berman moved to the United States where he became a citizen in 1944.

Staff, Columbus Museum
20 3/4"H x 16" W (larger)

  • Dimensions: 20 3/4"H x 16" W (larger)
  • Artist Name: Eugene Gustavovich Berman
  • Medium: pen and ink on paper

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November 7, 2020 11:00 AM EST

Indianapolis, IN, US

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