Vladimir Naïditch

1903 1981
(Russie) 1903 /   (France) 1981

Vladimir Naïditch comes from a wealthy family, as a child, he studies the drawings in the school of Applied Arts in Moscow and exposes for the first time at 14.

Around 1920, he settles in Paris and pursues his scientific studies at the Lycée Janson de Sailly and then at La Sorbonne. Nevertheless, he often goes to visit museums and art galleries. Naïditch is associated to his brother in an alcool distillery which allows him to paint without any economic problems.

From 1927 to 1929, he goes to « l'Académie de la Grande Chaumière » and to « l'Académie Colarossi ». He studies wtih André Lhote and gets friend with the Russian painters of Montparnasse : Jean Pougny, Michel Larionov, Kostia Terechkovitch, Ossip Lubitch and Lazare Volovick who will remain a friend and with whom he will share a workshop rue Saint-Jacques. After long days of work, « Vova » and his friend Volovick settles back in the patio of the Select untill late in the night.

From 1930 to 1938, Naïditch have the benefit of a certain recognition. After several exhibitions, the baron Edmond de Rotschild gets an interest to his work.

In 1940, he goes through Cuba to settles in the United States. He shows his work with success in New York and in Rhode Island.

Back in Paris in 1946, he finds back his workshop stolen and destroyed by the Nazis.