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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, La Carte du Roy, Painting

Raya Sorkine

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

$10,955

Raya Sorkine, Un air de fête, Painting

Raya Sorkine

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

$22,155

Raya Sorkine, Les Amoureux de Ganette, Painting

Raya Sorkine

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

$21,417

Raya Sorkine, Esprit Lune, Painting

Raya Sorkine

Esprit Lune, 2004
13.8 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,569

Raya Sorkine, Jour de Chabbat, Painting

Raya Sorkine

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

$11,078

Raya Sorkine, Paroles éternelles, Painting

Raya Sorkine

Paroles éternelles, 1999
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$12,185

Raya Sorkine, Abstrait, Painting

Raya Sorkine

Abstrait, 1981
19.7 x 24 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$11,078

Raya Sorkine, Quand la lune devient deux, Painting

Raya Sorkine

Quand la lune devient deux, 1980
24 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$11,078

Raya Sorkine, Le Vélo, Painting

Raya Sorkine

Le Vélo, 1980
51.2 x 63.8 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$18,463

Raya Sorkine, Sans Titre, Painting

Raya Sorkine

Sans Titre, 1981
28.3 x 23.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$10,093

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, 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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