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Mischa Ashkenazy -Portrait of a Woman - Oil Painting

Mischa Ashkenazy -Portrait of a Woman - Oil Painting


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Mischa Ashkenazy -Portrait of a Woman - Oil painting oil painting on board -Signed circa 1930/40s frame size 20 x 24" board size 11 x 17" Artist Biography (1888 - 1961) Mischa (Maurice) Askenazy was active/lived in California. He is known for figure, portrait, genre and landscape painting.Born in Baronofsky, Russia, Mischa Askenazy became a post-impressionist portrait, landscape, and still-life painter, much influenced by the work of Paul Cezanne.At age 4, he emigrated in 1895 to New York City with his family and spent his childhood in New York City. Showing obvious early art talent, he won a prize from the National Academy of Design when he was a teen ager, and in 1913, studied at the Academy with Francis Jones, Douglas Volk and George Maynard. On a scholarship, he studied in Europe for two years.From 1916, he made his living as a portrait painter in the United States, settling in 1928 in Los Angeles, California, where a portrait commission had caused him to visit, and he was attracted to the West Coast climate. During the 1920s, his income from portrait commissions for wealthy clients was averaging fifty-thousand dollars per year. He remained in Los Angeles until his death on July 13, 1961.
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