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Painting and graphics

Painting and graphic works of the late 19th – 20th century

The collection contains more than 150 painting and graphic works of different genres that represent various directions of fine art. Most of the paintings, drawings and lithographs refer to the period from the late 19th to the late 20th century, and many of them are devoted to Jewish historical, religious and household themes. The most widely represented in the collection is the international School of Paris (École de Paris). It had consolidated representatives of various avant-garde art movements, who worked in the capital of France from 1900s to the 1960s. Among them was a significant number of emigrants from the Russian Empire including natives of Ukraine. Along with numerous works by "Parisians", such as Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Moise Kisling, Michel Kikoïne, Pinhus Kremegne and Mané-Katz (Emmanuel Katz), can also see the masterpieces of Isidor Kaufmann, Joseph Izraels, Joseph Pankevich, Hermann Kern, and other no less famous artists.