Prodan Romanian Cultural Foundation
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Isaac Antcher
(1899-1992) Artist

Isaac Antcher 1950

Born 21 January 1899 at Perececina, Bessarabia, near Kichinev.

He started drawing very young. In 1920, he left Romania for Paris, where he studied under Raban at the Grand Chaumiere. Abel Pann, Boris Shatz and Raban were his professors at Bezalel art school, in Jerusalem. In 1926, the year of his marriage to Fela Ber, he exhibited at the Salon d'Autonne and the Salon des Tuileries. Following this he became a protege of the famous art dealer Zborowski in Paris. At this time, the collector Jonas Netter, who also collected Modigliani, began to collect his works. Antscher was the youngest of the group of artists including Utrillo, Mogdiliani, Soutine, and Kisling, who were promoted by Zborowski. Later Antscher, who was Jewish, moved to Palestine.

The Foundation owns one of his oil paintings, entitled 'Still Life on a Table'.

'Still Life on a Table'

Wedding photograph, Fela Ber and Isaac Antcher 1931

He painted without a break until his death on 21 April 1992.
(The Foundation is in touch with his two daughters, who provided this information.)