Collection

Woman Doing Needlework

Emanuel Proweller

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Basic information
ID
Ж-3704
Author
Emanuel Proweller
Name
Woman Doing Needlework
Date of creation
1930s
Country
Poland Ukraine
Culture
Eastern Europe
Technique
oil painting
Material
canvas oil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
66 x 56
Information about author
Author
Emanuel Proweller
Artist's lifetime
1918–1981
Biography
Emanuel Proweller (1918, Lviv – 1981, France) studied at the Lviv Polytechnic University (from 1936). Since 1937, he has been working in the Post-Impressionist style. In 1939 he became friends with artist Henrik Strang (Mark Wlodarski) and together with them first participates in an exhibition in Lviv. In 1941, during the German occupation of Lviv he bought fake documents under the name Anatoliy Vrublevskyi. In 1944 mobilized in the Red Army as an artist. After demobilization he married Renaud Liebenman. He leaves for Warsaw and participates in six exhibitions in Krakow and Warsaw. In 1948 he moves with his wife and daughter to Paris. He is one of the first figurative or new abstractionists, in some works can be seen common with the American Pop Art. Geometric abstraction is typical.
Object description
Against a kitchen wall of crockery is a young woman seated with her legs thrown over each other. She is dressed in an orange dress and a grey and blue jumper with flowers. Her head is slightly tilted down, her eyes are also lowered, in her hands is the cloth, which she is working with. To the right, a white cup hangs in the background. The painting is stylised, dominated by ochre tones with splashes of blue.
Inscriptions
On the bottom left is author's signature: «E.Prowel...»