Abraham RATTNER 

born.: 8.7.1895 into Poughkeepsie (New York).

Rattner stand as expressionist in the tradition Soutines.

He is a Painters of the passion, for the topic in full scope to the expression must come.

Rattner began his study at the Corcoran School of type in Washington and put at the Pennsylvania it to Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia away. 1917 was allotted to the service-conscripting and an espionage-department in France him.

To the First world war he turned to America back. The Stipend enabled him 1920 a trip to France, whereabouts up to the outbreak of the Second world war remained. He studied in Paris at the École of the Beaux-Arts and at the Académie Ranson. In the course the time he learned knows several important painter of the Écolede Paris; is factory showed then certain trains of the later-cubism. While the Second world war became the pictures, that he had left behind in Paris, zerstört.1951 he turned again-to Paris back. There a series of colored-glass-windows for the Loop synagogue in Chicago originated also. Many works of Rattners is religious nature and remembers in many a sense-at the factory Rouaults.

In the treatment of more religious and terrestrial topics itself reveals
a huge energy, a personal commitment, that the figures twisted and often in the color half lost lets appears.
The pictures work partially how sketchings in mosaic-technology with irregular outlines and gleaming color-stains.


NEW YORK Museum of Modern ART, mother and child," 1938,
Canvas, 73x100 em. - Whitney Museum, The emperor," 1944,
Canvas, 73x60 cm l, song of Ether," 1958, plywood-plate,
152x122 cm. - WASHINGTON (D.C.) Phillips Collection "The
Sun," 1943, canvas, 100x81 cm. - Slg A. Rattner "Valley of
dry bones," 1964, canvas, 254x165 cm.


H. MILLER "A Word about Abraham Rattner" in "type of Internaio-
nal" IX, 1965, H. 2. - A. 5. WELLER "Abraham Rattner," Urbana
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