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PROPERTY FROM A MIDWESTERN PRIVATE COLLECTOR

George Kars
WOMAN IN AN ARMCHAIR
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 68,500 USD
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31

PROPERTY FROM A MIDWESTERN PRIVATE COLLECTOR

George Kars
WOMAN IN AN ARMCHAIR
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 68,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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George Kars
1882 - 1945
WOMAN IN AN ARMCHAIR
signed Kars and dated 12 (lower right)
oil on canvas
39 3/8 by 31 7/8 in.
100 by 81 cm.
Painted in 1912.
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Provenance

Sale: Sotheby's, Tel Aviv, October 11, 1995, lot 11
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Memorial Exhibition: Jewish Artists who Perished in the Holocaust, 1968, no. 177

Catalogue Note

This impressive portrait, an example of Georges Kars' early cubist style, was painted when the artist was only 28 years of age.

Cecil Roth comments on the talent of Kars: “... Kars has left us a number of compositions that can bear comparison with some of the works of Modigliani and of Picasso’s classical period. The sobriety of his harmonies is relieved by rare touches of brilliant color that he applied with a quality almost akin to wit. The atmosphere that he thus created infuses life into all that he painted, as well as a kind of poetry that he was able to distill from the contemporary scene.” (Waldemar George in Cecil Roth, Jewish Art, London, 1971, p. 238).

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