Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

Maurice Sochachewsky (1918-1969) – "The Light of Youth" – Oil on Canvas

Opening: $300
Sold for: $375
Including buyer's premium
The Light of Youth, [1937], a painting by Maurice Sochachewsky (1918-1969).
Oil on canvas. Signed.
The painting depicts Jack Johnson, a young miner from the city of Talywain in Wales.
Maurice Sochachewsky (1918-1969), born in East London, England, studied at St. Martin's School of Art. In ca. 1937, he lived for eight months in the mining town of Talywain in Wales, documenting the miners' lives and hard lot. During World War II, he served in the Royal Welch Fusiliers and was wounded during the Battle of Normandy. In 1949, shortly after the establishment of the State of Israel, Sochachewsky visited Israel, sketching its views. He illustrated several Yiddish publications published in Britain in the 1940s. Several of his works are exhibited in the Ben Uri Gallery.
Approx. 83X48 cm. Fair-poor condition. Blemishes to paint. Tears in the center of the canvas. An open tear. The canvas is torn along the frame and is detached from its margins; part of the margins are missing. Framed.
Provenance: the Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Margulies Collection.