Reuven RUBIN (Galati 1893 - Tel-Aviv 1974)...

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Reuven RUBIN (Galati 1893 - Tel-Aviv 1974)...

Reuven RUBIN (Galati 1893 - Tel-Aviv 1974)
Made in 1920
Bronze with golden patina
Height 45
Width : 23 cm
Depth : 21 cm
Signed and dated on the front " Rubin 920 "
On the back of the sculpture the foundryman's mark " Susse fondeur Paris "

A lithograph by Reuven Rubin " The story of David "
73 x 50 cm at the sight
Signed, dated and dedicated on the lower right " To the only Yvonne Bernard my oldest good friend with love Rubin 1971 "

Provenance :
Former collection Mr. Rubin (Galati 1893 - Tel-Aviv 1974) et Mme. Bernard Weinberg.
Collection Privée, France.

Bibliography :
Rubin my life my Art, autobiography and works selected by Reuven Rubin, introduction dr. Haim gamzu (director Tel Aviv Museum), Sabra Books, Furk Wagnalls, New York, 1969, reproduced p. 16.

Bernard Amblard, Bernard Weinberg, a survivor of the anti-Semitic frenzy, Atelier Édi-Sion Bernard Amblard, 2012, reproduced p.27.

A certificate number 0140, from Mrs. Carmela Rubin, curator of the Rubin Museum in Tel Aviv, will be given to the purchaser.

The story of this bronze self-portrait by Reuven Rubin and of the friendship between Bernard Weinberg and the artist is described in Bernard Amblard's book: Bernard Weinberg, un rescapé de la frénésie antisémite, Atelier Édi-Sion Bernard Amblard, 2012.
Reuven Rubin and Bernard Weinberg met in 1920 in Bucharest.
At that time the painter was trying to raise funds to go to the United States. Bernard Weinberg recommends him to Mr. Margulies, a financier who will cover his travel expenses.
Bernard Weinberg acquires the self-portrait of the artist in plaster from Reuven Rubin, thus showing his support and interest in his art. From this original plaster, Bernard Weinberg, with the agreement of Reuven Rubin, created this bronze copy.

"As a young man (in 1920: he was 27 years old), Rubin made his own plaster bust for my
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