Ossip Zadkine (1888-1967)

“Bohemia was intoxicated by Russian literature, Russian cigarettes, Russian clothes, and of course the Russian ballet. Lydia Lopokova, Boris Anrep, S. S. Koteliansky, the painter and stage designer Pavel Tchelitchew and the sculptor Ossip Zadkine were familiar figures of London’s Bohemia, and special cachet attached to people like Nina Hamnett, Bunny Garnett and Frances’s sister Ray Marshall who had actually been there.”

Virginia Nicholson: Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900-1939 (2002)

“The artist and model Nina Hamnett (1890-1956), for instance, had her hair cut into a bob in 1913 by the sculptor Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967) so that she resembled one of his statues.”

Robert Upstone (2009)

“2 August 1914

…In a few weeks, the former residents of the Bateau Lavoir separated forever, and Montparnasse lost its brothers from afar; they were all off to defend their adopted country in the entrails of the North. Apollinaire left for Nice, where he joined up. Picasso accompanied Braque and Derain to the Avignon train station, on their way to the war. Moise Kisling returned from Holland to take up arms. Blaise Cendrars accompanied him, as did Pers Krogh, Louis Marcoussis, Ossip Zadkine…”

Dan Franck: Bohemian Paris: Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, and the Birth of Modern Art (1998)

“Gill set out on his first trip (to Salies-de-Bearn) in May 1926, in a mood of holiday. He had a very simple – and Victorian – sense of pleasure in the onset of a spree, stopping off in Paris on his way to meet the Gibbingses. So lighthearted was his mood that he left a portfolio of prints of the Stations of the Cross in a taxi after a performance at the casino in the rue de la Gaite: the sculptor Ossip Zadkine retrieved them for him later.”

Fiona MacCarthy: Eric Gill (1989) Chapter Ten: Salies-de-Bearn 1926-8

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