"Russian School Attributed Elie Pavil (1873-1948)"Oil painting on panel Art Deco period circa 1930 Franco-Russian work of the school of Paris attributed to Elie Anatole Pavil (1873-1948) with an old label on the back '' THE ART OF OLD RUSSIA - work EXECUTED BY FAMOUS PAINTERS ARTISTS EMIGRATED IN FRANCE "and the mark of a framer located in Le Puy en Velay Interesting post impressionist composition located in an artist's studio featuring a naked young woman serving as a model for her painter surrounded by a college consisting of fellow painters or sculptors and probably art critics taking notes.Good general condition, dimensions: 34 cm x 26. At the beginning of the twentieth century, after the World Fair held in 1900 in Paris, which exceeded The most daring imagination, the appearance of Russian painters and sculptors became a phenomenon more and more frequent, the creations of Russian artists of the twentieth century, established in Western Europe towards 900 or after the revolution of 1917, which constitutes its core. Most of them stayed in Paris, Monaco and the French Riviera. The contribution of Russian artists in exile occupies an essential part, either in the evolution of avant-garde and abstract art trends, or in those of figurative art, including poetic realism and poetry. neoclassical art of the interwar years. Their role in the formation of modern design, in the development of Art Deco in particular, is significant. Indeed, the freedom and boldness characteristic of early twentieth-century Russian art in interpreting the heritage of the ancient masters, the art of the icon, primitive and popular art - had a preponderant influence: the originality and strength of its contribution is still noticeable today. Names such as those of Vassily Kandinsky, Alexey Iavlensky, Marc Chagall and Chaim Soutine, and Leon Bakst, the famous decorator of the Ballets Russes, have acquired universal glory; others, no less talented, have remained somewhat in the shadows. The recent major retrospectives dedicated to Nathalie Goncharova, Alexandra Exter, Boris Grigoriev, Kasimir Malevich and Sonia Terk-Delaunay allowed a large audience, both Russian and Western, to discover artists of international scale and have clearly shown how much genius and The specificity of the Russian tradition marked the development of 20th century art. However, we must not forget several remarkable Russian creators, such as Alexander Iacovleff, Leopold Survage, Georges Annenkoff, Serge Ferat, Pavel Tchelitchew, who are still unknown to the general public. In the same case, Serge Ivanoff, Marie Vassilieff, Leonid Freschkopf, Olga Sakharoff, Leon Tchistovsky and Marc Sterling are also mentioned. The aim of the exhibition and its catalog is to finally fill this gap, showing the wider public how important this aspect of Russian art is, and still alive in the universal cultural heritage. The collection brought together by Tatiana and Georges Khatsenkov brilliantly illustrates this project. It also raises a fundamental question - what are the reasons and mechanisms of the "cultural amnesia" that these artists have been victims of - and she tries to answer them. This collection pays tribute to them, who have made Paris, Monaco, the Côte d'Azur their chosen places, privileged places inspiring the true magic of art. Elie Anatole Pavil was born in Odessa, Ukraine, in 1873. He landed in Paris in 1891 and moved to Montmartre in 1899. After studying at the Académie Julian under the direction of Bouguereau, he made his first exhibition at the Salon des painter of Paris in 1904. Others will soon follow: Salon of Independent Artists, Salon of French Artists and Salon d'Automne. But his first solo exhibition was at the Bernheim Gallery in 1907. On 3 occasions, in 1921,1924, and 1929, the Georges Petit Gallery exhibited it in turn. In 1923, he was part of Picasso, Utrillo, Valadon, Van Dongen and De Vlaminck, Modern Painting Group III In his themes of pedilection, there is Paris, its parks and gardens, the banks of the Seine It is made Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1930.