Grigory Gluckmann (1898-1973)
Grigory Gluckmann (1898-1973)
Grigory Gluckmann (1898-1973)
Grigory Gluckmann (1898-1973)
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GRIGORY GLUCKMANN (1898-1973)

Women in a landscape

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GRIGORY GLUCKMANN (1898-1973)
Women in a landscape
signed 'GLUCKMANN.' (lower right, incised)
oil on panel
19 ¾ x 14 ¾ in. (48 x 37.7 cm.)
Provenance
with O'Brian's Art Emporial, Scottsdale, Arizona.
with Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, Los Angeles (label on the reverse).
Anonymous sale; Schrager Auction Galleries, Milwaukee, 16 September 1996, lot 428.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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Lot Essay


Born Gregory Glikman in Vitebsk, the artist now known as Gluckmann first studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture before quitting after three years in 1920, and moving to Berlin. There, the artist changed his last name to the more Germanic-sounding Gluckmann, before moving to Paris in 1924, where his extraordinary artistic potential emerged and was realised. Gluckmann’s fame quickly grew after his first exhibition that same year, and the artist widely exhibited at the prestigious Salon des Indépendants, the Salon d’Automne and the Salon des Tuileries, garnering considerable critical acclaim from the French press. Gluckmann emigrated to the United States in 1941, where he continued to exhibit, most prominently at the Dalzell Hatfield Galleries in Los Angeles.
Though initially an illustrator, Gluckmann is most notable for his delicate and sensual nudes adorned with glorious emerald and coral tones and a distinctive nacreous shine to the sitters’ porcelain flesh. The striking luminosity and spontaneity of Gluckmann’s nudes lead to comparisons with the Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn (1609-1669) as well as the Romantic painters and 18th century French artists. Gluckmann’s canvasses captured his subjects at their most carefree, such as the bathers in the forest in Women in a landscape, lot 78, as well as their most intimate, as can be observed in the young woman shyly hiding her face in bed in lot 77, Reclining nude. Unsurprisingly, a large number of Gluckmann's artworks are held by many eminent American museums, including The San Diego Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, as well as eminent European institutions, such as the Musée du Luxembourg, Paris.

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