63 4/5 x 45
162 x 114
Lev Vassilievitch Zack, known as Léon Zack, (1892 – 1980) was a Russian-born French figurative and later abstract painter and sculptor., who became a French citizen in 1938.
He was born on July 12th 1892 in Russia and died on March 30 1980 in Vanves (Hauts-de-seine), France.
Leon Zack was a figurative artist until 1946, painting mostly portraits in the same style than that of Picasso’s rose period (double portrait of a men, 1931, oil on canvas, Colmar, Unterlinden Museum). Little by little, he became an expressionist. The faces in his paintings are framed by black lined contours. Gradually developed towards abstraction, initially by knife, however, later on he started doing big washings where only nodules remained.