Abraham Manievich developed a unique style of landscape painting based on the Post-Impressionism of Paul Cézanne, whose works were well known in Russia through private collections and reproductions in avant-garde art journals. Cézanne’s influence is visible in the painting’s thickly applied brushstrokes and flattened, anti-illusionistic space, both of which Manievich heightens here to great effect. Birch Trees was first exhibited in Paris in 1913 at the artist’s one-man show at Galerie Durand-Ruel. Manievich returned to Kiev after the October Revolution but eventually immigrated to New York in 1922.
- Artist: Abraham Manievich, Russian, 1881-1942
- Medium: Oil on canvas
- Place Made: Russia
- Dates: 1911
- Dimensions: 31 5/8 x 26 15/16 in. (80.3 x 68.4 cm) Frame: 33 x 28 3/8 in. (83.8 x 72.1 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed and dated lower right: "Maniewitch/1911"
- Collections:European Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Beaux-Arts Court, West, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 24.63
- Credit Line: Museum Collection Fund
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Abraham Manievich (Russian, 1881-1942). Birch Trees, 1911. Oil on canvas, 31 5/8 x 26 15/16 in. (80.3 x 68.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 24.63
- Record Completeness: Best (86%)