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(b Vidin, 31 Mar. 1885; d Paris, c.2 June 1930). Bulgarian-born painter and draughtsman. He led a wandering life, and although he acquired American citizenship when he moved to New York during the First World War, he is chiefly associated with Paris, where he belonged to the circle of émigré artists who gravitated around Chagall, Modigliani, and Soutine. His work includes portraits of his friends, café scenes, and flower pieces, as well as a few large paintings with biblical themes, but the bulk of his output consists of erotically charged studies of nude (or very flimsily dressed) teenage girls.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)