OTHON COUBINE (Czech / 1883-1969)

Othon Coubine was born Otakar Kubín in Boskowilze, Moravia. His early studies were in Horice in eastern Bohemia. In 1903 he travelled to France and Italy, and the following year he enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. From 1907-8 he was part of the Osma group (also known as the Eight), the leading Avant-Garde group of Czech artists, influenced by the post-Impressionist modern movements such as Fauvism and Cubism. In 1912 Otakar Kubín moved to Paris, where he adopted the French name Othon Coubine by which he remains known. In the 1920s Coubine established himself at Simiane in Provence, and in 1926 he took French nationality. Coubine did, however, return to his native Czechoslovakia for thirteen years from 1951, before returning to Provence for his final years. Coubine exhibited at many international exhibitions and also at the Salon d’Automne, the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon des Tuileries. He was the subject of the film Kubín/Coubine – A Forgotten Painter (dir. Jiri Venera, 1987).

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Selected prints by OTHON COUBINE

Berger, 1924
David vaincu, 1926
Marsyas, 1926

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