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Abraham Manievich
Date: 1883 - 1942
Remarks: Painter who came to the United States in 1921, Manievich was a post-impressionist whose Russian-period works date from 1902-1921. His subjects were Ukrainian and Lithuanian village and country scenes, and street scenes of Moscow, Kiev, and Petrograd. After studying in Munich, he traveled throughout France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and England, painting in a bold Fauvist style. In 1913, his first solo exhibitions in Paris received critical acclaim, and he continued to exhibit with the important French Fauvist. He lived in Moscow, 1914-16, and was appointed art professor at the Ukrainian Art Academy, Kiev, in 1917. In 1921, he left revolutionary Russia for Warsaw, and in 1922 he emigrated to the U.S., settling in the Bronx. He traveled extensively, often walking many miles and painting regional scenes in industrial Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania mining towns, villages along the Hudson River and in Connecticut, and winter scenes in Canada. His landscapes are acclaimed for their lyrical yet vigorous brushwork and wxpressive use of color.