Mar 14, 2024 - Sale 2662

Sale 2662 - Lot 297

Price Realized: $ 8,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000
Une table pour deux.

Oil on board, 1929. 600x406 mm; 23⅝x16 inches. Signed, partially dated, and inscribed "Paris" in ink, lower edge recto.

Gottlieb (1883-1934) was born in Galicia, Poland, then occupied by Austria. Like his older brother Maurycy (Moritz), who died in 1879, Gottlieb aspired to become an artist. After studying at the Academy of Art in Krakow, Gottlieb settled in Paris at the turn of the century, among the tight knit community of Jewish artists in Montparnasse. He showed at the Salon d'Automne and Salon des Independants and became known for his portraits and scenes with pale, classicized figures, like the current work. Notably, Gottlieb forged a friendship with Diego Rivera, who accompanied Gottlieb when he was challenged to a duel by Moïse Kisling in 1914. Gottlieb returned to Poland during World War I to join the Polish Legion and returned to Paris in the 1920s to resume his career as an artist.