An oil on canvas measuring 55X46 cm (without the Montparnasse frame)
representing a bouquet of flowers signed lower left.
At thirteen, Abraham Mintchine apprenticed to a goldsmith in Kiev. He started painting at the age of sixteen. In 1923, he left Russia for Berlin where he took care of scenography and designed costumes for the Jewish theater. During his first Berlin exhibition in 1925, Mintchine presented works that critics defined in a style close to Cubism. Only one painting from the period has survived (Tomsk Museum, Russia). He arrived in Paris in 1926. First exhibitions in 1929 at the Galerie Manteau and at Léopold Zborowski who welcomed him as a brother. Since then, several exhibitions have been organized in Italy, France, Israel, England.