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Marcelle Loubchansky


Marcelle Loubchansky was of Franco-Russian origin and began painting in 1944. She studied at the École des Arts Décoratifs and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Around 1955 her painting moved towards lyrical abstraction - a style promoted by the critic Charles Estienne. Her painting is similar to the style described as 'abstraction-nuagiste' and is often compared with that of Malespine, Messagier and Duvillier. Using areas of colour that run together, where reds often predominate, she creates visions of interplanetary space or fields of distant stars.
Loubchansky exhibited at the Galerie L'Étoile Scellée, along with artists such as Duvillier, Messagier, Degottex and Breton and his friends, who regularly met there.

She showed her work in many group exhibitions, at the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles in Paris from 1950 onwards, the Salon de Mai from 1956, the Salon Comparaisons in 1957, the Musée Galliera in 1967, the Younger European Painters exhibition in New York in 1954, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1960, the Musée de St Étienne in 1964, the Maeght Foundation in St-Paul-de-Vence in 1968, and the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyons in 1973, among others. She also showed her paintings in solo exhibitions in Paris from 1948, including at the Galerie Kléber in 1956 (with a preface by André Breton), and again in 1957 and 1960. She also exhibited at the Galerie Fournier in 1965, and posthumously at the Galerie Carole Brimaud in 1991. She also showed work in Brussels, including, notably, an exhibition at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in 1963.

Museum and Gallery Holdings
Basel (Kunstmus.)
Brussels (Palais des Beaux-Arts)
Nantes (MBA)
New York (Solomon R. Guggenheim Mus.)
Paris (CNAC)
St-Étienne (Mus. d'Art et d'Industrie)