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ABRAHAM RATTNER (American / 1895-1978)

Abraham Rattner was born into a Jewish immigrant family in Poughkeepsie; his father was from Russia, his mother from Romania. His studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts were interrupted by service in WWI. After the war Abraham Rattner won a scholarship to study in Paris, where he lived until WWII. Rattner's artistic career unfolded within the context of the French avant-garde, and he associated with Picasso, Matisse, Man Ray, Miró, and Chagall. Rattner was also friendly with the writer Henry Miller during Miller's Paris years. When the deluxe art revue Verve asked four leading artists for original lithographs for its opening number, they chose Miró, Léger, Bores, and Rattner. Abraham Rattner's high profile of the 1930s and 40s faded away, but his work is well due a re-assessment, which may be prompted by the 2002 opening of the Leepa-Rattner Museum on the Tarpon Springs campus of St Petersburg College in Florida.

See also:

FRANCISCO BORES
MARC CHAGALL
JOAN MIRÓ
EMERIC TIMAR

Selected prints by ABRAHAM RATTNER

Fire, 1937
Lithograph

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