Semyonovna Minash

Russia • 1907−1972

Born in St. Petersburg. Daughter of the famous architect S. Minas. After the revolution, together with his family emigrated to Paris, where in the 1930s studied at the National school of decorative arts. Received first prize at the Exhibition of young Russian artists (Paris, 1931). The next exhibition (1934) was acquired by the Museum of jeu de Paume and the Archive of the dance (both in Paris). In 1936 – to 1946 he took an active part in the artistic life of Paris. In 1949 he held a solo exhibition at the Galerie J. Allard. In 1968 he won the Big prize of fine arts of Paris in the Salon of independents and the order of the Officer of Palmes Academiques for his great contribution to the enrichment of French cultural heritage. Illustrated books (D. Diderot, O. Khayyam, etc.). In 1957 he designed the bibliophilic edition of "Kama Sutra". Wrote mostly in gouache and watercolor. In October 1972 on the Druot auction were sold, 35 works of the artist. Represented in Museum and private collections of France.

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