Pascin, Jules

orig. Julius Pincas

born , March 31, 1885, Vidin, Bulg.
died June 1, 1930, Paris, France

Bulgarian painter.

He traveled widely and lived in Austria and Germany, producing drawings for satirical journals, before moving to Paris in 1905. He moved to New York City during World War I and became a U.S. citizen but returned to Paris in 1920 and became associated with other Jewish artists, including Marc Chagall, Amedeo Modigliani, and Chaim Soutine. His most notable works are thinly painted, delicately toned, ironic studies of women; he also painted portraits and a series of large-scale biblical and mythological scenes. Though financially successful, he was emotionally unstable; he hanged himself at 45.

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▪ American painter
original name  Julius Pincas 
born , March 31, 1885, Vidin, Bulgaria
died June 1, 1930, Paris, France

      Bulgarian-born painter, renowned for his delicate draftsmanship and sensitive studies of women.

      Born of Italian Serbian and Spanish Jewish parents, Pascin was educated in Vienna before he moved to Munich, Germany, where he attended art school in 1903. Beginning in 1904, his drawings were regularly published in satiric journals such as the Lustige Blätter and Simplicissimus. At the request of his family, who disapproved of his bohemian lifestyle, he changed his name to Pascin in 1905. That same year he moved to Paris, where he continued to produce tragically satiric drawings of the demimonde. He was embraced by members of the Parisian art world.

      To avoid service in the Bulgarian army, at the outbreak of World War I Pascin traveled for a time in the United States, spending most of his time in the South. He became a U.S. citizen in 1920 and returned to Paris later that year. (He would spend most of the rest of his life in Paris.) There he began to create a series of large-scale, representational, and very sensitively drawn biblical and mythological paintings. In the 1920s he painted the works for which he is best known, the delicately toned, thinly painted, but poetically bitter and ironic studies of women, usually prostitutes. He was a financially successful artist, but he continued to lead a life of debauchery and excess. On the eve of an important one-man show of his work, Pascin hanged himself.

Additional Reading
Alexandre Dupouy, Jules Pascin (2003); Gaston Diehl, Pascin (1968, reissued 1984; originally published in French).

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Universalium. 2010.

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