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Born in Paris in 1936, Raya remained in hiding during the war with his mother, a Russian Jewish immigrant, as well as with the family of his mother whose name he adopted. This Slavic and Semitic atmosphere marked him deeply. He never stops looking for it and transcribing it through his paintings. Although born in France, he feels Russia running through his veins. A Russia he never knew except in the breath, in the dreams, in the memory of a mother. Raya is, as they say, "a child of the ball".

At the age of twelve, he left school and, barely fourteen, with a small sketchbook, he set off on the roads like a nomad. He sleeps under the stars. Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East… he goes everywhere, drawing or painting. Later, he buys a caravan to continue his travels. Throughout his wandering life which lasts nearly twenty years, he disperses his numerous paintings throughout the world, he marries four women, of whom he has seven daughters.

Raya Sorkine puts the visitor in front of a real pictorial fireworks display. We have here a painter of joy, of love which marks his heritage. He is the heir to one of the richest revolutions in the history of art, having known classicism, impressionism and neo, the explosion of modern art and its multiple schools, Cézanne, Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall.

He paints at night while listening to “his music” (cosmic or religious). His painting is deeply Slavic and deeply Jewish.


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Painting, Sans titre, Raya Sorkine

Sans titre

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 73 x 60 x 3 cm Painting - 28.7 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$2,461

Print, La Colombe de paix, Raya Sorkine

La Colombe de paix

Raya Sorkine

Print - 31 x 38 x 0.05 cm Print - 12.2 x 15 x 0 inch

$280

Print, Le couple du soleil, Raya Sorkine

Le couple du soleil

Raya Sorkine

Print - 20 x 15 x 0.05 cm Print - 7.9 x 5.9 x 0 inch

$201

Print, La mariée bleue, Raya Sorkine

La mariée bleue

Raya Sorkine

Print - 19 x 15 x 0.05 cm Print - 7.5 x 5.9 x 0 inch

$201

Print, La mariée à cheval, Raya Sorkine

La mariée à cheval

Raya Sorkine

Print - 15 x 19 x 0.05 cm Print - 5.9 x 7.5 x 0 inch

$201

Print, L’enfant de Bretagne, Raya Sorkine

L’enfant de Bretagne

Raya Sorkine

Print - 19 x 15 x 0.05 cm Print - 7.5 x 5.9 x 0 inch

$201

Print, Flamme du bonheur, Raya Sorkine

Flamme du bonheur

Raya Sorkine

Print - 31 x 38 x 0.05 cm Print - 12.2 x 15 x 0 inch

$280

Print, L’amoureux au violon, Raya Sorkine

L’amoureux au violon

Raya Sorkine

Print - 18.5 x 16 x 0.05 cm Print - 7.3 x 6.3 x 0 inch

$201

Print, Les mariés à la palette, Raya Sorkine

Les mariés à la palette

Raya Sorkine

Print - 20 x 13 x 0.05 cm Print - 7.9 x 5.1 x 0 inch

$201

Print, Mariage à Jérusalem, Raya Sorkine

Mariage à Jérusalem

Raya Sorkine

Print - 38 x 31 x 0.05 cm Print - 15 x 12.2 x 0 inch

$280

Print, Chanson jaune, Raya Sorkine

Chanson jaune

Raya Sorkine

Print - 38 x 31 x 0.05 cm Print - 15 x 12.2 x 0 inch

$280

Painting, Sous le ciel de Provence, Raya Sorkine

Sous le ciel de Provence

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 55 x 46 x 2 cm Painting - 21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch

$9,954

Painting, Amour Fleuri, Raya Sorkine

Amour Fleuri

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 73 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 28.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$17,336

Painting, Mariage aux Marguerites, Raya Sorkine

Mariage aux Marguerites

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 100 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$20,132

Painting, Abstrait, Raya Sorkine

Abstrait

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 50 x 61 x 3 cm Painting - 19.7 x 24 x 1.2 inch

$10,066

Painting, Une nuit d'ete a paris, Raya Sorkine

Une nuit d'ete a paris

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 81 x 100 x 3 cm Painting - 31.9 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$23,488

Painting, La mariee au petit pont, Raya Sorkine

La mariee au petit pont

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 146 x 114 x 2 cm Painting - 57.5 x 44.9 x 0.8 inch

$27,962

Painting, Dans un ciel d'or, Raya Sorkine

Dans un ciel d'or

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 116 x 89 x 2 cm Painting - 45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch

$25,725

Painting, Portrait du peintre, Raya Sorkine

Portrait du peintre

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 46 x 55 x 2 cm Painting - 18.1 x 21.7 x 0.8 inch

$10,625

Painting, Un couple au fond blanc, Raya Sorkine

Un couple au fond blanc

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 100 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$10,961

Print, La Colombe de Paix, Raya Sorkine

La Colombe de Paix

Raya Sorkine

Print - 31 x 38 x 1 cm Print - 12.2 x 15 x 0.4 inch

$313

Print, Mariage à Jérusalem, Raya Sorkine

Mariage à Jérusalem

Raya Sorkine

Print - 31 x 38 x 1 cm Print - 12.2 x 15 x 0.4 inch

$313

Print, Flamme du bonheur, Raya Sorkine

Flamme du bonheur

Raya Sorkine

Print - 31 x 38 x 1 cm Print - 12.2 x 15 x 0.4 inch

$313

Painting, Un air de fête, Raya Sorkine

Un air de fête

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 162 x 130 x 4 cm Painting - 63.8 x 51.2 x 1.6 inch

$39,146

Painting, Le Vélo, Raya Sorkine

Le Vélo

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 130 x 162 x 4 cm Painting - 51.2 x 63.8 x 1.6 inch

$27,962

Print, L’orchestre, Raya Sorkine

L’orchestre

Raya Sorkine

Print - 18.5 x 13.5 x 0.05 cm Print - 7.3 x 5.3 x 0 inch

$201

Painting, Femmes en foret, Raya Sorkine

Femmes en foret

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 100 x 81 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch

$5,816

Painting, Esprit Lune, Raya Sorkine

Esprit Lune

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 35 x 24 x 2 cm Painting - 13.8 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch

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Sculpture, Saint Pierre, Raya Sorkine

Saint Pierre

Raya Sorkine

Sculpture - 35 x 13 x 7 cm Sculpture - 13.8 x 5.1 x 2.8 inch

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Painting, La Carte du Roy, Raya Sorkine

La Carte du Roy

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 81 x 65 x 3 cm Painting - 31.9 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch

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Painting, Paroles éternelles, Raya Sorkine

Paroles éternelles

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 100 x 50 x 3 cm Painting - 39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch

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Painting, Jour de Chabbat, Raya Sorkine

Jour de Chabbat

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 92 x 73 x 3 cm Painting - 36.2 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch

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Painting, Arlequin à la flûte jaune, Raya Sorkine

Arlequin à la flûte jaune

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 30 x 30 x 2.5 cm Painting - 11.8 x 11.8 x 1 inch

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Painting, Les trois copains, Raya Sorkine

Les trois copains

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 55 x 46 x 2 cm Painting - 21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch

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Painting, On s'envole, Raya Sorkine

On s'envole

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 61 x 50 x 3 cm Painting - 24 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch

Sold

Painting, L'Eternel, Raya Sorkine

L'Eternel

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 80 x 63 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 24.8 x 0.8 inch

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Painting, Sans Titre, Raya Sorkine

Sans Titre

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 72 x 59 x 3 cm Painting - 28.3 x 23.2 x 1.2 inch

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Print, La mariée aux roses rouges, Raya Sorkine

La mariée aux roses rouges

Raya Sorkine

Print - 20 x 13 x 1 cm Print - 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.4 inch

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Print, Le violoniste et son amour, Raya Sorkine

Le violoniste et son amour

Raya Sorkine

Print - 18.5 x 13 x 1 cm Print - 7.3 x 5.1 x 0.4 inch

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Print, La mariée au roses rouges, Raya Sorkine

La mariée au roses rouges

Raya Sorkine

Print - 20 x 13 x 1 cm Print - 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.4 inch

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Print, Le coq vert, Raya Sorkine

Le coq vert

Raya Sorkine

Print - 18.5 x 13 x 1 cm Print - 7.3 x 5.1 x 0.4 inch

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Print, L'Amoureux au violon, Raya Sorkine

L'Amoureux au violon

Raya Sorkine

Print - 18.5 x 15.5 x 1 cm Print - 7.3 x 6.1 x 0.4 inch

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Print, L'Orchestre, Raya Sorkine

L'Orchestre

Raya Sorkine

Print - 18.5 x 13 x 1 cm Print - 7.3 x 5.1 x 0.4 inch

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Painting, Le pêcheur de Tibériade, Raya Sorkine

Le pêcheur de Tibériade

Raya Sorkine

Painting - 73 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 28.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

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Print, Mariage à l'orientale - 260706, Raya Sorkine

Mariage à l'orientale - 260706

Raya Sorkine

Print - 13 x 18 x 1 cm Print - 5.1 x 7.1 x 0.4 inch

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Print, L'Orchestre, Raya Sorkine

L'Orchestre

Raya Sorkine

Print - 18.5 x 13 x 1 cm Print - 7.3 x 5.1 x 0.4 inch

Sold

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The year of birth of the artist is: 1936