Max Band (Lithuanian/American, 1900-1974)
Oil on canvas
62 x 99 cm
Max Band lost his father when he was three years old; his mother died two years later.
Following a difficult childhood, he lived in Germany for three years (1920-1923) and studied painting at a free academy.
Max Band arrived in Paris in 1923. In 1926, he visited New York for the first time on the occasion of an exhibition at the J.B. Newmann gallery.
The artist visited New York a second time (1933-1934) on the occasion of another exhibition at the Jacques Seligman gallery in 1934.He went back to France and often traveled to Berlin.Max
Band settled in New York as soon as World War II broke out. He visited Paris again in 1950.