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  • TRAGIC VISION OF EXPRESSIONIST SCHWARZ-ABRYS AT LIMERICK AUCTION

    ‘ Holocaust’ by Leon Schwarz-Abrys 1905-1990 at Limerick Auction Rooms.  UPDATE: This sold for 2,000 at hammer.

    This work by the Hungarian born French based artist Leon Schwarz-Abrys (1905-1990) entitled Holocaust is lot number 183 at the Limerick Auction Rooms sale on Sunday, August 14.  It is unusual for a work by this artist to turn up in Ireland.

    The Expressionist painter and writer , who took part in the Salon des Independents in Paris in 1939, is collected in France and in America.  His life was saved by virtue of the fact that he  was interned at the Psychiatric Hospital of Saint Anne in the Second World War.  He had a studio in Montmarte at 11 rue Nicolet.  His vision, as in this ruined landscape, is often tragic.  He painted many portraits of mentally ill patients.

    Holocaust, an oil on board, is estimated at 2,000-3,000.  The sale features 405 lots including furniture, art and collectibles.

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