Signed (lower right) Oil on canvas 55 x 38 cm Provenance: Borodulin Collection Boisgirard et Associés, Paris, 16.06.2004 Pressmane studied at the School of Fine Arts in Lvov and in Warsaw before traveling to Palestine in 1925. In 1927 he arrived in Pa-ris, was naturalized as a French citizen, and worked at the Ranson academy with Roger Bissière. After exhibiting his work in several salons in Paris, he became quite famous and was supported by Baroness Alix de Rothschild. In 1939, the war forced him to disappear for a few years. He lived in cellars, and even in closets, which led to a deep physical and moral suffering. In 1945, following the Liberation, he resumed painting. He was discrete and kept his distance from Parisian life and continued to paint until he died in 1967.