The painting is in good condition, consistent with age. It is slightly discolored and with tiny losses of color in the part of the vegetation. The frame shows usual signs of age and wear.
Abraham Neumann (1873-1942)
The Polish painter Abraham Neumann who was born in 1973 in the former Russian Sierpc studied around the turn of the century at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. Later he went to a study stay to the Académie Julian in Paris. Neumann travelled a lot in his life: He visited the Netherlands, Belgium, England and Germany, stayed in Vienna for some time and travelled to the US and around Palestine in the 1920s. In Jerusalem, he taught at the Academy of Art and Design in Bezalel. The artist primarily painted landscapes but portraits and genre scenes, interiors and still lifes belong to his oeuvre as well. During the era of national socialism Neumann was detained in the Krakow Ghetto where he created (self) portraits. In 1942, the artist was shot dead during the evacuating of the ghetto by German National Socialist. (msc)