OIL ON PANEL, SIGNED
6.25 X 8.25 INCHES
Gluckmann was born
on October 25, 1898 in the Russian town of Vitebsk.
In 1924 he went to
Italy for 9 months where he produced many paintings. In October of 1924
he had his first one-manm exhibition at the Galerie Druet in Paris.
The next year he showed in the Salon des Tuileries, the Salon d’Automne
and the Salon National des Beaux Arts. He had a solo Paris exhibition
at Galerie Charpentier in 1934. He exhibited at Galerie Drouant with
Jean Marembert, Van Montford, De Botton, and Levavasseur. In his time
in Paris his career soared. His paintings were positively received by
the critics and sold well. During this time he also exhibited in London
and New York.
He painted Paris
street scenes full of people, sensual nudes and Parisian nightlife.
He became friends with world-renowned violinist Jascha Heifetz, Heifetz
was also a major collector of Gluckmann’s work. Gluckmann preferred
the company of musicians and intellectuals rather than other artists.
The classical painting
techniques which Gluckmann learned in Moscow served him well throughout
his career. He painted mostly on wood panels, using a layering method
to apply his paint. This method was time consuming because he had to
let each application dry before proceeding. The results were rich colors
with depth and softness that worked well his subjects.
He moved to Los Angeles
in 1945, where he began exhibiting his paintings at the Dalzell Hatfield
Galleries. He continued to show his work there for two decades along
with many other European artists, including Pierre Sicard. in 1955 Dalzel
Hatfield published a book on Gluckmann. The Galleries were located at
the Ambassador Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard, the clientele included many
in Paris again, briefly, in 1954, exhibiting at the galerie Drouant-David,
but maintained his residence in Los Angeles and eventually became an