Artist Search
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Raymond Breinin  (1910 - 2000)

About: Raymond Breinin


Examples of his work


Quick facts

Exhibits - current  




Book references

Magazine references pre-2007  

Discussion board

Signature Examples*

Buy and Sell: Raymond Breinin

For sale ads

Auction results*

  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for him*  


Auction sales graphs*


What's my art worth?

Magazine ads pre-1998*  

Market Alert - Free

Lived/Active: Illinois / Russian Federation      Known for: mural, set designer, illustrator

Login for full access
View AskART Services

*may require subscription

Available for Raymond Breinin:

Quick facts (Styles, locations, mediums, teachers, subjects, geography, etc.) (Raymond Breinin)


Biographical information (Raymond Breinin)


Book references (Raymond Breinin)


Museum references (Raymond Breinin)


Artwork for sale (Raymond Breinin)


Dealers (Raymond Breinin)


Auction records - upcoming / past (Raymond Breinin)


Auction high record price (Raymond Breinin)


Signature Examples* (Raymond Breinin)


Analysis of auction sales (Raymond Breinin)


Discussion board entries (Raymond Breinin)


Image examples of works (Raymond Breinin)


Please send me Alert Updates for Raymond Breinin (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 3
Raymond Breinin
An example of work by Raymond Breinin
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
The following biography has been provided by Patricia Breinin, the artist's widow:

Raymond Breinin was born in Vitebsk, Russia, where he commenced his art studies with Uri Pen (who was also the first teacher of Marc Chagall) and later attended the Vitebsk Academy of Art where Malevitch was the director. When he came to America he attended classes at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.

A painter of murals for the WPA, he was invited to join the Downtown Gallery in New
York City, one of the foremost galleries at the time, where he exhibited in one man shows and group shows over a period of 18 years. The winner of numerous major prizes at the Chicago Art Institute and other museums, he also won the $1000 purchase prize at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Artists for Victory" exhibition. He designed the sets and costumes for Anthony Tudor's ballet, "Undertow" produced by the American Ballet Theater. He executed commissions for "Life", "Fortune" and "Redbook" magazines, for the Capehart Corporation, Eli Lilly and others and was a noted illustrator and portrait painter.

He did the decor for two restaurants in Chicago and painted murals in the Pump Room at the Ambassador East Hotel and in the Emerald and Jade Rooms at the Sherman Hotel in Chicago. From the 1960's through the 1980's he taught courses
in painting and life drawing at the Art Student's League and the National Academy of Design in New York City. Prior to that he taught at the University of Southern Illinois, where he was artist-in-residence, the University of Minnesota and ran his own school of art in Chicago.

He was a member of the National Academy of Design.

"Time" magazine called Breinin "the windy city mystic" and in an article in "Esquire" magazine the writer commented: "In saints and winged horses and bat-like men, in magicians evoking a monster in the forest, in sea and woodland scapes dense with brooding melancholy, in the strange coloration with which he endows a burning city, in the spires and rooftops and embankments which are for him the symbols of his native city in Russia, in the absolute loneliness of spirit which so many of his paintings declare--there is the specific character of Raymond Breinin's art. That character lies not in the dusty masks and costumes and lighting devices by which he conveys the mechanism of his magic--but in the dense atmosphere of the unreal in which his men and horses and buildings and landscapes are steeped."

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at
  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2014 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists