Leo Abramowicz (1889-1978)

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Leon Abramowicz (1889-1978). Oil on masonite panel measures 14 x 18 inches; 16 x 22 inches in a custom gilt frame. Signed and dated lower right. Minor shrinkage of paint surface at center of image. 
Price on request
Biography:
 
Léon Abramowicz was called Leo Abramowicz, and was born in 1889.  He was an Austrian Jewish painter, collector and art dealer.   He was a representative of the “lost generation”.

He studied from 1912-14, at the Munich academy with Carl Raupp and Ludwig von Herterich.  In 1920, while based in Vienna, he was persecuted and expropriated after 1938 as a Jew.  He fled to France, where there was an outbreak of WW2 camp internment.  He managed to escape again.

Leon Abramowicz passed away in 1978.