Elie Grunmann

1875 1944
(Ukraine) 1875 /   (Unknown) 1944



Elie Grunmann studied at the School of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg studied under the Russian painter Ilya Repin, who encouraged him to exhibit his painting abroad. Elie Grunmann arrived in Paris in 1927, and quickly enjoyed a certain notoriety. In 1939, he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français (Exhibition of French Artists) and was awarded the medal of merit. Two years later, on the occasion of that same Parisian exhibition, he was awarded the silver medal for his artwork Portrait pastel (pastel portrait).

On 12 April 1944, he was arrested at his studio in Paris. Most of his work was destroyed when he was arrested. He was interned in Drancy where he continued to paint. On 30 June 1944, he was deported on convoy number 76. He was murdered by the Nazis.


Elie Grunmann’s paintings are kept in Moscow and in Saint Petersburg.