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Nahum Tschacbasov Portrait

Nahum Tschacbasov

Born:
Baku, Russia 1899

Died:
New York, New York 1984

Active in:

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • East Hampton, New York

Photo Caption:
Nahum Tschacbasov, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0036564

Biography

Painter, graphic artist. Originally an accountant and efficiency expert, Tschacbasov turned to painting in 1930 and specialized in encaustic. His style was expressionistic and colorful with subjects ranging from the social conditions of his day to animals rendered in a whimsical, fantastic style.

Joan Stahl American Artists in Photographic Portraits from the Peter A. Juley & Son Collection (Washington, D.C. and Mineola, New York: National Museum of American Art and Dover Publications, Inc., 1995)