Artist: Kogan, Moissey (1879-1943)
Linocut on Washi paper, 2/20
Monogrammed 'M.K', signed with pencil 'M. Kogan Paris'
27,5 x 24 cm
Moissey Kogan was a russian/ jewish sculptor and graphic designer. His sensuous plaster casts, terra-cotta's, wooden figures and graphics of women were inspired by the art of the ancient Egypt and Greece, eastern philosophy and mysticism. He was both influenced and appreciated by contemporaries as Rodin and Maillol and shortly participated in upcoming movements as Der Blaue Reiter and Bauhaus.
He travelled through Europe, and exhibited in Germany, the Netherlands (Kunstzalen A. Vecht, Amsterdam) and France. On February 22, 1943, he was deported to death camp Auschwitz after being arrested by the Vichy police and being interned in the concentration camp at Drancy.
Catalogue: Works on Paper
Period: Modern 1900-1950