Saturday, November 16, 2019

Red Hair in Art: Moïse Kisling

Moïse Kisling, born Mojżesz Kisling (1891 - 1953), was a Polish-born French painter. He moved to Paris in 1910 at the age of 19, and became a French citizen in 1915, after serving and being wounded with the French Foreign Legion in World War I. He emigrated to the United States in 1940, after the fall of France, and returned there in 1946.

In 1913 he took a studio in Montparnasse and lived for the next 27 years. The artists Jules Pascin and later Amedeo Modigliani lived in the same building. He became close friends with many of his contemporaries, including Modigliani, who painted a portrait of him in 1916. His style in painting landscapes is similar to that of Marc Chagall. A master at depicting the female body, his surreal nudes and portraits earned him the widest acclaim.

His wife Renée often sat for him.

Portrait of Renée Kisling

Femme à la blouse

A Redhead


Jeune femme au corsage à carreaux

Jeune fille rousse

Jeune fille rousse

Jeune fille au foulard

Head of a Girl

La bretonne

La femme au collier bleu

La petite rouquine

Mademoiselle A. O.

Mme L. Didier

Portrait of a Woman

Mona Luisa

Nude Bust

Nude from the Back: Lucie Kieffer


Portrait de jeune femme

Portrait of a Red-Headed Woman

Portrait of a Redhead

Portrait of Léa

Portrait of Mme Sylvia Mann

Portrait of Rosine Fels

Red-Haired Girl

Red-Haired Girl with Blue Eyes

Two Girls

Woman's Head

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