Pascin, Jules

Pascin, Jules zhül päskăN´ [key], 1885–1930, American painter, b. Bulgaria. Born Julius Pincas, he moved to Paris in 1905. He acquired American citizenship in 1914. Essentially a draftsman, belonging to no one school, he portrayed, with flickering line and opalescent tone, the heavy sensuality of his female models. Young Woman in Red (1924 Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris) is characteristic. Pascin was a colorful and generous character in bohemian Parisian society. Two years after he returned to Paris he committed suicide.

See his sketchbook, ed. by J. P. Leeper (1964) biography by A. Werner (1962) study by G. Diehl (1968).

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