David Lan-Bar
(1912-1987)

David Lan-Bar, pseudonym of Lanberg David. Born in 1912 in Rave-Russkaye (Poland). Died in 1987 in Paris. 20th century. Active since 1948 in France. Polish. Painter. Abstract. He immigrated to Israel in 1935, where he attended university and began painting, studying with Streichman and Stematsky. In 1948, he came to work in Paris, where he settled, and took classes at the École des Beaux-Arts. He participated in numerous group exhibitions, notably in Paris: Salon des Réalités Nouvelles from 1959 to 1963, Indépendants, Grands et Jeunes d'Aujourd'hui, Comparaisons, as well as Biennale de Menton in 1955, Biennale de Sao Paulo in 1961. He has also exhibited at the Tel-Aviv Museum, the Haifa Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, the Art Institute in Chicago, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal. The Museum of Vesoul in 1988 and the Israeli Museum of Paris in 1993-1994 dedicated retrospective exhibitions to him, as well as the Lelia Mordoch gallery in Paris in 1991,1993,1995,1998. From a tormented figuration, he evolved towards abstraction in the 1950s. Worked with a knife, with violence, the colors blossom in a luminous composition. Features, lines overlap, collide, perfectly mastered.

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