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MISCHA ASKENAZY 1888-1961 Listed Early California Plein Air Impressionist Artist

MISCHA ASKENAZY 1888-1961 Listed Early California Plein Air Impressionist Artist

MISCHA ASKENAZY 1888-1961 Listed Early California Plein Air Impressionist Artist

Mischa Askenazy was born near Odessa, Russia on February 22, 1888. At age four, Askenazy (originally Ashkenazy) immigrated with his parents to New York City where he spent his childhood.

In 1913, he studied at the National Academy of Design under Jones, Volk, and Maynard. Upon winning a scholarship, he traveled to France and Italy for two years.

A portrait commission brought him to Montecito, California in 1928 and, charmed by the climate, he decided to settle in Los Angeles. What we ultimately get from Askenazy is an earthy, warm-blooded realism from his Italian experience. His sensual painting style would eventually incorporate the Impressionist's brushstroke, Fauve-like color, and an Expressionist's candor. He remained there until his demise on July 13, 1961.

His works, which show the influence of Cezanne, include portraits, figure studies, still lifes, and landscapes in oil, pastel, and watercolor. Courtesy: Del Monte Fine Art. Askenazy shows his style and sophistication in this pastel of a woman closing the curtain. It is titled "Woman Closing Drape" and signed lower left. I was recently told that she is his wife.

The image area is 20"x14" framed with a double mat in a beautiful period gold frame, 32"x 26". It has the original Goldfield Gallery label & the estate number and signature on the back. A great work ready to display & enjoy. Add me to your favorite sellers.

Please view the item and if you have any further questions don't hesitate to contact me. I have been an art lover and collector for about 40 years. I have an eclectic collection of California, American, European art, art objects & collectibles. My aim is to provide you with a pleasant experience based on courtesy and service. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".

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  • Size: Medium
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Handmade: Yes
  • Artist: Mischa Askenazy
  • Production Technique: Pastel
  • Framing: Framed
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Style: Impressionism
  • Item Height: 20\
  • Item Width: 14\
  • Material: Pastels
  • Time Period Produced: 1940-1960
  • Type: Painting
  • Title: Woman closing drape
  • Features: Framed
  • Subject: Figurative
  • Culture: American
  • Item Length: 28 in
  • Signed: Yes
  • Signed By: Mischa Askenazy
  • Year of Production: Unknown
  • Original/Licensed Reproduction: Original
  • Date of Creation: 1940-1960
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Unit of Sale: Single Piece
  • Painting Surface: Paper
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    MISCHA ASKENAZY 1888-1961 Listed Early California Plein Air Impressionist Artist