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There are many other Polish-born artists born around the turn of the century, whose works can be found in the Hunterian collections. Some of them are David Seifert and Moise Kisling.  Both were born in Polish Jewish families and travelled across Europe, initially for education and later escaping two world wars that affected their lives, some founding temporary refuge in the United States .

GLAHA:46511, Still-Life with a bowl of fruit, Seifert, David, 1925 – 1930, wood engraving, print, black ink on  Japanese paper

GLAHA:46512, “Bathers”, Seifert, David, 1925 – 1930, wood engraving, print, black ink on  Japanese paper

David Seifert was born in 1896, in Wolanka (now Волянка/ Volyanka) near Lviv in what was then still Galicia. He studied in Lviv, then in Weimar. In 1914 he decided to continue his studies in Krakow. Subsequently he lived a couple of years in Berlin and in 1924 moved to France. He initially stayed in Paris but in 1933  moved to South France. After a few years he returned to Paris and in 1960 settled in a house near Meudon (Paris) where he died in 1980.

GLAHA:57565, Die Brucke, Kisling, Moise, c.1910-1953, print, ink on paper

GLAHA:3253, Youth seated on the ground, Kisling, Moise, print, printed in black

Moise Kisling was born in Krakow in 1891. He also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow ( with Jozef Pankiewicz). He moved to Paris in 1910, was part of the artistic circles there, was a friend with Modigliani and Seifert with whom he spent time in Southern France. During the World War II Kisling sought refuge in the USA. He returned to France after the war and died in his house in Sanary sur Mer in 1953.

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