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Ossip Zadkine, 1965

Ossip Zadkine, 1965

Ossip Zadkine (July 14, 1890 - November 25, 1967) was a Russian/French sculptor and artist.

Born in Vitebsk, Belarus, then Russian Empire, of Jewish and Scottish extraction, Zadkine is primarily known as a sculptor but also produced paintings, drawings and graphical works.

After attending art school in London, Zadkine settled in Paris about 1910, where he became part of the new Cubist movement (1914-1925).

Following this period he developed an original style, strongly influenced by primitive arts.

His best-known work is the sculpture "The Destroyed City" (1953), a memorial to the destruction of the center of the Dutch city Rotterdam by the Germans in 1940.

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