Pascin, Jules

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Pascin, Jules

(zhül päskăN`), 1885–1930, American painter, b. Bulgaria. Born Julius Pincas, he moved to Paris in 1905. He acquired American citizenship in 1914. Essentially a draftsman, belonging to no one school, he portrayed, with flickering line and opalescent tone, the heavy sensuality of his female models. Young Woman in Red (1924; Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris) is characteristic. Pascin was a colorful and generous character in bohemian Parisian society. Two years after he returned to Paris he committed suicide.

Bibliography

See his sketchbook, ed. by J. P. Leeper (1964); biography by A. Werner (1962); study by G. Diehl (1968).