Abraham Manievich (1883-1942), Russian/American
IN A SUMMER GARDEN
Oil on canvas; signed in Latin lower right
31.75" x 34" — 80.6 x 86.4 cm.
Peter Falk cites Abraham Manievich’s birth date as 1881. Born in Mstislavl, Mogilev, Russia, he emigrated to the US in 1922. Manievich, painted in a bold Fauvist style. His Russian period works date from 1902 to 1921. After settling in the Bronx in New York where he died, he travelled extensively walking many miles painting regional scenes in industrial Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, villages along the Hudson River and in Connecticut, and winter scenes in Canada. Dr. Stern befriended Manievich during his visits to Montreal, Quebec and acquired this important landscape and the following oil, lot 10 in this sale: a double-sided canvas depicting a lyrical still life of flowers with brilliant colouring on the front and a landscape verso. In the US, Manievich exhibited both his Russian and American landscapes.
This large canvas and the following lot 10, have remained in Dr. Stern’s family ever since their acquisition direct from the artist prior to the 1950’s.
Peter Falk, “Who Was Who in American Art,” Vol. II, p. 2171-2172
Ex. Coll. Dr. Joseph Stern, Montreal;
His estate in the early 1950’s;
By descent to his wife Ada;
Gifted to her brother, Jack Druckman in the 1970’s;
Gifted by Jack Druckman to Dr. Joseph Stern’s niece, the present Private Collection, Montreal