b. 1889
- d. 1957
  • Brazil
Turnover 2023
$USD 294.870
Record Sale
$USD 816.630

Lasar Segall’s artistic journey commenced in 1906 when he relocated to Berlin. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts from 1907 to 1909 but later diverged from the Academy to join the Sezession movement in 1909. His quest for artistic growth led him to Dresden, where he enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1910, he marked a significant milestone with his inaugural solo exhibition at the Gurlitt Gallery. After an illustrious career in Europe, characterized by numerous solo shows and exhibitions, he returned to Brazil for the second time in 1923 (his first visit being in 1913). He became a naturalized Brazilian citizen and found his home in São Paulo. His contributions to the Brazilian art scene were substantial, including participation in the São Paulo Biennial (with a special room in 1955) and the Salão Nacional de Arte Moderna. The São Paulo Museum of Modern Art paid tribute to his work with a retrospective in 1951, and in 1961, the National Museum of Fine Arts, with the support of the São Paulo Museum of Art, organized a significant exhibition in his honor. In 1967, Lasar Segall’s residence and studio in São Paulo were transformed into the Lasar Segall Museum, where a substantial collection of his work and a wealth of documentation about his life and artistic journey can be found. In 1971, the São Paulo Museum of Art hosted the exhibition “One Hundred Paintings by Lasar Segall.” In 1991, to commemorate the artist’s centenary, the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro presented the exhibition “Segall and Rio de Janeiro,” while the Chácara do Céu Museum displayed 38 of his sculptures dating from 1929 to 1954.


Auction Record

Lasar SEGALL (1891-1957) Zwei Köpfe (1919) Lot # 47 Painting Oil/canvas 61.2 x 73.7 cm Hammer price: $ 691,845 (£ 350,000 ) Price including buyer’s premium: $ 814,400 (£ 412,000 ) Estimate: $ 691,845 – $ 889,515 (£ 350,000 – £ 450,000 ) Impressionist & Modern Art 18 jun 2007 Christie’s London, United Kingdom.

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