Robert Genin

Vysokoe, Belarus 1884-1941 Moskau

love couple


etching on Japanese paper, 1922

hand signed in pencil on the lower right

stamp of the group "Die Schaffenden" (The creator)

sujet 24 x 18 cm, in the frame of time behind glass


"Die Schaffenden" was an expressionist oriented group of Dresden artists around Erich Fraaß, Curt Großpietsch, Wilhelm Lachnit, Willy Illmer and Fritz Skade with socio-critical relevance. It was founded in 1920.


The Belarusian painter and graphic artist Robert Genin has moved out today a bit of the focus of general art interest. The artist, however, had made an astonishing career and spent all his life for art. He was born near Klimowitschi and enjoyed his first artistic education in Vilnius and Odessa. Genin went to the Ažbé School in Munich at the age of 18, but already moved to Paris two years later (1904). Here he was enthusiastic about the art of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, who marked with his solemn classicism an opposing position to impressionism. Under his influence, ideal scenes emerged with naked people working in nature. Money shortage forced Genin to return to Munich in 1906, where he created illustrations and caricatures for the weekly magazine "Jugend". In 1913 he was taken by the famous Munich art dealer Heinrich Thannhauser under contract. In Munich, Genin became friends with Alexei Jawlensky, Marianne von Werefkin and Wassily Kandinsky. Together with Paul Klee he joined the group "Sema" and in 1914 he was one of the founding members of the group "Neue Münchner Sezession". From 1917, a rich graphic art work was created in the circle of German Expressionism. After several years in Berlin in 1929, Genin relocated to Paris, where he initially worked successfully. In a letter to Marianne Im Obersteg-Buess (1893–1936) (May 1935) he even mentioned an invitation to a group exhibition with Picasso, Matisse and Braque. In March 1936, Genin returned to Russia. He died in Moscow in 1941.


price: 390 €