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    Sale 1005

    19th & 20th Century Art at the Hilton Hotel

    27 April 2008, Tel Aviv, Hilton Hotel

  • Lot 10

    KAETE EPHRAIM MARCUS (1892 - 1970)

    The Two Sisters

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    KAETE EPHRAIM MARCUS (1892 - 1970)
    The Two Sisters
    signed twice with initials and indistinctly dated 'K.E.M.' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    28 x 22½ in. (71 x 57 cm.)
    Painted in 1927

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    Kaete Ephraim Marcus studied art in Germany with Lovis Corinth and Max Beckmann. The latter's influence is particularly evident in her works of the 1920s and 1930s. She is best known for her portrait studies and intimate views of women and children, which she depicted with great sensitivity, capturing the emotional tensions and moods of the sitters.

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    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.


    Tel Aviv, Museum of Art, Kaete Ephraim Marcus, August 1997, p. 135, no. 15 (illustrated p. 71).