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 Albert Rubin  (1887 - 1956)

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Portrait of a Parisian Woman, 1933
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Albert Rubin (July 10, 1887, Sofia, Bulgaria-d. 1956)

He graduated in 1900 from elementary school and went to work as a construction carpenter due to economic straits of his family.

1903 Begins painting and sculpture studies at the Sofia Academy of Fine Arts
1905 Founding of competition for selecting the most talented art student among the Jewish communities of the Balkans.
1906 Albert Rubin wins first prize in the competition.
Upon the recommendation of Boris Schatz, he travels from Bulgaria to Jerusalem where he enters the inaugural class at Bezalel, and studies painting and sculpture for three years.  His father is employed as caretaker at the school.
1909 Leaves for Paris, where he attends the Professor Fernand Cormon art school for seven years.
1914 Admitted for the first time to the annual “Salon” of French artists. World War I breaks out that same year. After the war, Rabin will continue to participate in the Paris “Art Salons” exhibitions.
1915 As part of his military service, Rubin gives drawing lessons to soldiers of the Franco-Belgian army.
1927 Granted French citizenship. Begins working as graphic artist and illustrator in the advertising field.
1931 Loses sight of his left eye in an accident
1933 Marriage
1934-9 Living and working in Switzerland
1940-5 During the war, hides with his family in France. Arrested twice, he escapes both times from his jailers.

May 31, 1956 Albert Rubin killed in a traffic accident in Paris.

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