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Ossip Zadkine

Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967) - artist

Born on July 14, 1890 in Smolensk, Russia of Jewish extraction, he is primarily known as a sculptor but also produced paintings and lithographs[?].

After attending art school in London, England, Zadkine settled in Paris about 1910, where he became part of the new Cubist movement (1914 - 1925). After this time, he developed an original style, strongly influenced by primitive arts[?].

He served as a stretcher-bearer in World War I, and was wounded in action. He spent the years of World War II in exile in America.

His best-known work is probably the sculpture "The Destroyed City", a memorial to the wanton destruction of the center of Rotterdam by the Germans in 1940. [1] (http://www.guide-u.nl/rotterdam/pictures/zadine.htm)

He taught at his Zadkine School of Sculpture.

Ossip Zadkine died on November 25, 1967 in Paris, France and was interred in the Cimetiere de Montparnasse, Paris.

There is a Zadkine Museum in Paris, France.

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