Alexandre Altmann - Sobolevka - 1885 - Nemours - 1934
Alexander Altman was born to a poor Jewish family in Kyiv region in 1885.
At the age of 11 Altman flew to Odesa where he worked as tailor and fitter. A local artist Doroshenko suggested to young Altman that he should study art.
In 1905 Altman moved to Vienna and then to Paris where he studied art at the Art Academy. His first solo exhibit took place in 1908.
Altman painted impressionistic landscapes in the vicinity of Paris and exhibited his works at Izdebsky's Salon (1909-1910).
Nadine Nieszawer, Marie Boyé, Paul Fogel
"Peintres Juifs à Paris 1905-1939 Ecole de Paris"
Editons Denoel 2000