Artist: Leo Michelson (1887-1978)
Title and date: Tree and the Seine, 1950
Size of picture: 39 x 51 cm
Description: a striking colour print in excellent condition with a presentation inscription written in pen by Michelson, published by Abbott Laboratories, Chicago Illinois in 1952.
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Leo Michelson was a Latvian-American artist considered part of the École de Paris, although his works span many periods and styles. He was born in Riga and attended the Imperial Academy in St. Petersburg then the University of Tartu in Estonia.The Revolution of 1917 forced Michelson to leave Russia for Munich where he participated in the beginnings of German Expressionism. By 1920, he was living in Paris and had established an international reputation for his paintings, prints, and sculptures.
As a prominent member of the Paris School his works were shown in major exhibits throughout Western Europe, the Soviet Union, and the United States. After the fall of Paris to Nazi Germany in 1939, Michelson fled to New York City, where he spent the rest of his highly productive life.