arthur segal 1875-1944
Arthur Segal is one of the great Jewish Emigre Artists and the story of his life together with the Catalogue Raisonne of his work can be found in the German language book published in 1987. The book accompanied the international retrospective of his work and Professor Pavel Liska - the co author of the work - is considered to be the expert on Segal. If you are at all interested in Segal this book is a must as I can do little justice in this small summary here. Alternatively , the wonderful Ben Uri Gallery hold example of his work in their collction
Blondes Fine Art are delighted to be able to offer a very special private collection direct, by decent , from Segal's great friends and fellow artists Nico Braun and Anneliese Ratkowski. All 0f the work are to be found in the Catalogue Raisonne . They all date from the period when Arthur Segal was forced to flee Berlin in 1933.
Born in Romania to Jewish parents in 1875. He died in 1944 in London. Arthur Segal studied in Paris and Italy and before moving to Berlin in 1904. He exhibited with Die Brücke and Der Blaue Reiter German expressionist groups. During the First World War he lived in Switzerland, exhibiting at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich.He returned to Berlin after the war and was part of the November Group of socialist artists who were banned by the Nazis so in 1933 he fled to Majorca and then London where he set up an Art School in Oxford.