Abraham Manievich Ukrainian - American, 1881-1942


Abraham A. Manievich was known as a Post-Impressionist landscape painter. He was born 1881 in Russia, and died 1942 in the Bronx, New York. 

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. He exhibited with the important French Fauvists. He received critical acclaim for his first solo exhibition at the famed Durand-Ruel Gallery in Paris,1913. 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 US, settling in the Bronx. His Russian-period works date from 1902-1921.

He emigrated to the United States in 1922, 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. In the US, he exhibited both his Russian and American landscapes, which were acclaimed for their lyrical yet vigorous brushwork and expressive use of color.

Biography from the Archives of AskART and Artprice

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