An oil on canvas measuring (61X50 cm without the frame) representing the Saint Nicolas bridge at Villeuneuve-sur-Yonne signed lower right dated 1936 by Ossip Braz (1873-1936)
Ossip Braz is a Russian painter born in Odessa in Russia in 1873 and died in Paris in 1936. He was curator of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
In 1898 Ossip Braz painted a famous portrait of Anton Chekhov.
From 1907 to 1911 he stayed in France and under the influence of French painting he was interested in landscape. He painted many landscapes, especially in Brittany.
In 1924 he was arrested; accused of illegal exports of paintings and espionage, he spent 3 years in the gulag, in Solovki camp.
In 1928 he settled in Germany and then in Paris.
He participated in the exhibitions of Russian Art in Berlin and Paris in 1931 and 1932.
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