Ben Uri collection

Capricorn

Artist information

Name Devi Tuszynski (1915-2002)

Born Brzeziny, Poland

Died Paris, France

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Painter and miniaturist Davis (Devi) Tuszynski studied under Erna Gutkind in his home town then in Lodz under professor Tadeusz Dobrowolski. During the Second World War, he saw action in the 1939 campaign in Kutno and Warsaw. After the war, he settled in Paris, continuing his studies at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere and exhibiting in 1948. He painted portraits and miniatures on Jewish themes commemorating shtetl life and the Holocaust. His principal work, created over 20 years, comprises a cycle of over 120 illustrations to The Book of Psalms.

Object Details

Date 1957

Object type drawing

Medium pen and ink on paper

Materials and techniques ink | pen (medium) paper (support)

Unframed 18.5 x 20 cm

Framed 41 x 31 cm

Signed signed, bottom left: Devi Tuszynski Paris

Acquisition gift from the artist

Accession number 1988-56

Display status not on display

Keywords

drawing


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