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Composition abstraite, 1960

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Lancz Gallery, Bruxelles


60 x 40 cm
23.62 x 16 in






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Medium: mixed on paper

About the Artists

1969 , Russian Federation

Serge Poliakoff was born in Moscow in 1906, the thirteenth of fourteen children. He enrolled at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, but fled Russia in 1918. He arrived in Constantinople in 1920, living off the profits from his talent as a guitarist. He went on to pass through Sofia, Belgrade, Vienna, and Berlin before settling in Paris in 1923, all the while continuing to play in Russian cabarets. In 1929 he enrolled at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. His paintings remained purely academic until he discovered, during his stay in London from 1935 to 1937, the abstract art and luminous colours of the Egyptian sarcophagi. It was a little afterward that he met Wassily Kandinsky, Sonia and Robert Delaunay, and Otto Freundlich. With these influences, Poliakoff quickly came to be considered as one of the most powerful painters of his generation

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About the Gallery


Bruxelles, 15, rue Ernest Allard 1000 Bruxelles

Patrick Lancz opened his first gallery in 1994. Anxious to enlarge its exhibition space, the gallery owner moved but remained faithful to the district. Member of the Belgian Antiquities Chamber, Patrick Lancz participates in the prestigious Antiques Fair at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, which will later become the BRAFA (Brussels Art Fair). Director of th...

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