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Birch Trees

Abraham Manievich

European Art

Abraham Manievich developed a unique style of landscape painting based on the Post-Impressionism of Paul Cézanne, whose works were well known in Russia through private collections and reproductions in avant-garde art journals. Cézanne’s influence is visible in this painting’s thickly applied brushstrokes and flattened, anti-illusionistic space, both of which Manievich heightens here to great effect. Birch Trees was first exhibited in Paris in 1913 at the artist’s solo show at Galerie Durand-Ruel. Manievich emigrated to New York in 1922.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
  • Place Made: Russia
  • DATES 1911
    DIMENSIONS 31 5/8 x 26 15/16 in. (80.3 x 68.4 cm) Frame: 33 x 28 3/8 in. (83.8 x 72.1 cm)  (show scale)
    SIGNATURE Signed and dated lower right: "Maniewitch/1911"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    CAPTION Abraham Manievich (Russian, 1881-1942). Birch Trees, 1911. Oil on canvas, 31 5/8 x 26 15/16 in. (80.3 x 68.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 24.63 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 24.63_PS1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 24.63_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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    Abraham Manievich (Russian, 1881-1942). <em>Birch Trees</em>, 1911. Oil on canvas, 31 5/8 x 26 15/16 in. (80.3 x 68.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 24.63 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 24.63_PS1.jpg)