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Raya Sorkine

France Born in: 1936

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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Raya Sorkine, Abstrait, Painting

Raya Sorkine

Abstrait, 1981
19.7 x 24 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$10,769

Raya Sorkine, Le coq vert, Print

Raya Sorkine

Le coq vert, 1990
7.3 x 5.1 x 0.4 inch
Print

$126

Raya Sorkine, Le Vélo, Painting

Raya Sorkine

Le Vélo, 1980
51.2 x 63.8 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$17,948

Raya Sorkine, La mariée aux roses rouges, Print

Raya Sorkine

La mariée aux roses rouges, 1990
7.9 x 5.1 x 0.4 inch
Print

$150

Raya Sorkine, L'Amoureux au violon, Print

Raya Sorkine

L'Amoureux au violon, 1990
7.3 x 6.1 x 0.4 inch
Print

$150

Raya Sorkine, Le jeune arlequin aux cinq planètes, Print

Raya Sorkine

Le jeune arlequin aux cinq planètes, 1990
7.3 x 6.1 x 0.4 inch
Print

$150

Raya Sorkine, Esprit Lune, Painting

Raya Sorkine

Esprit Lune, 2004
13.8 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,470

Raya Sorkine, Les amoureux à la palette, Painting

Raya Sorkine

Les amoureux à la palette, 2020
28.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$10,769

Raya Sorkine, Les trois copains, Painting

Raya Sorkine

Les trois copains, 2020
21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$8,376

Raya Sorkine, Le pêcheur de Tibériade, Painting

Raya Sorkine

Le pêcheur de Tibériade, 2020
28.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$10,769

Raya Sorkine, Un air de fête, Painting

Raya Sorkine

Un air de fête, 1980
63.8 x 51.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$21,538

Our recommendations Raya Sorkine, Les Amoureux de Ganette, Painting

Raya Sorkine

Les Amoureux de Ganette, 1980
38.2 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$20,820

Raya Sorkine, Le couple du soleil, Print

Raya Sorkine

Le couple du soleil, 1990
7.9 x 5.5 x 0.4 inch
Print

$126

Raya Sorkine, L'Orchestre, Print

Raya Sorkine

L'Orchestre, 1990
7.3 x 5.1 x 0.4 inch
Print

$150

Raya Sorkine, Les fleurs de Feu, Painting

Raya Sorkine

Les fleurs de Feu, 1977
31.9 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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Raya Sorkine, Jour de Chabbat, Painting

Raya Sorkine

Jour de Chabbat, 1997
36.2 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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Raya Sorkine, La Carte du Roy, Painting

Raya Sorkine

La Carte du Roy, 2003
31.9 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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Raya Sorkine, Paroles éternelles, Painting

Raya Sorkine

Paroles éternelles, 1999
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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Raya Sorkine, Arlequin à la flûte jaune, Painting

Raya Sorkine

Arlequin à la flûte jaune, 2014
11.8 x 11.8 x 1 inch
Painting

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Raya Sorkine, Saint Pierre, Sculpture

Raya Sorkine

Saint Pierre, 2014
13.8 x 5.1 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

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

Raya Sorkine

Mariage à l'orientale - 260706, 1991
5.1 x 7.1 x 0.4 inch
Print

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Raya Sorkine, On s'envole, Painting

Raya Sorkine

On s'envole, 2016
24 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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Raya Sorkine, Le violoniste et son amour, Print

Raya Sorkine

Le violoniste et son amour, 1990
7.3 x 5.1 x 0.4 inch
Print

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Raya Sorkine, La mariée au roses rouges, Print

Raya Sorkine

La mariée au roses rouges, 1990
7.9 x 5.1 x 0.4 inch
Print

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Raya Sorkine, L'Orchestre, Print

Raya Sorkine

L'Orchestre, 1990
7.3 x 5.1 x 0.4 inch
Print

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Raya Sorkine, Sans Titre, Painting

Raya Sorkine

Sans Titre, 1981
28.3 x 23.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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