Abraham Berline

Born in Niegine, Ukraine (1894 - ?)

Abraham Berline arrived in Paris to study at the École des Beaux-Arts. He primarily painted Parisian cityscapes, which were exhibited at the Salon d'Automne, the Salon des Tuileries, and the Paul Appel Gallery.

When France was invaded, Berline joined the Resistance, but in May of 1941 he was arrested and interned in the concentration camp in Compiègne. He continued to produce work, mainly pastels, which focused on the beauty of nature in an attempt to transcend the camp experience through art. These paintings were shown in the camp along with other artists' work. Berline was transferred to Drancy, and from there he was deported to a death camp in 1942.

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Abraham Berline
Abraham Berline
The Exit
oil on canvas, 50x61cm.