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Eugene Berman (American, b. Russia, 1899-1972)
View of Naples, 1942
Ink on paper, 17-5/8 x 13-1/4 in.
Signed and dated at bottom center: E.B. / 1942.
Gift of Mr. Alexander Liberman.  1980.8.3




About This Work

Born in St. Petersburg, Eugene Berman fled the Bolshevik Revolution with his family, moving to Paris where he lived from 1919 until 1939, during the heyday of Surrealism. He traveled widely through Europe, spending considerable time in Italy where he pursued an interest in Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Berman moved to the U.S. in 1935, settling first in New York and then in Los Angeles, and in 1937 he began designing Baroque stage sets for ballet and opera productions. It is likely that View of Naples is a stage design; it reveals both Berman's Surrealist roots and his fascination with Baroque architecture. After 1955, Berman concentrated on painting, executing imaginary landscapes that relate to the dream-like Italian Pittura Metafisica (Metaphysical Painting) style of Giorgio de Chirico.


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