MINSK, 10 January (BelTA) – Two paintings by the famous Belarus-born artist, a representative of the School of Paris Pinchus Kremegne will join the collection of works by Belarusian painters of Montparnasse held by the National Art Museum of Belarus, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Embassy in Switzerland.
Still Life with Apples and Flower Bouquet (oil on canvas, 1930s) and Urban Landscape (oil on canvas, 1920) will be the first works by Pinchus Kremegne in the collection of the National Art Museum of Belarus. The paintings have already been delivered to Minsk.
They will be available for public view after some minor restoration. The both paintings were bought through an action. They changed owners many times and were spotted in private collections in France, Japan and the United States.
The paintings owe their return to the efforts of Swiss businessman Claude Schiffmann and Belarus' Honorary Consul in Lausanne Andrei Nazheskin. The latter helped bring to Belarus a painting by Michel Kikoine and three works by Belarusian-French painter Nadia Khodasevich Leger.
Pinchus Kremegne was born in the settlement of Zheludok (in today's Shchuchin District, Grodno Oblast) on 28 July 1890. He studied at the Vilnius Academy of Art where he met Chaim Soutine and Michel Kikoine. Pinchus Kremegne's works can be found in private collections and museums of France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Israel, Russia and other states.More about Society