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Mela Muter: The Port of Collioure (mid-1920s)

Fascinating and quite similar to paintings of here in Cornwall.

At Sunnyside - Where Truth and Beauty Meet

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Maria Melania Mutermilch (Mela Muter), (1876-1967), POLISH, THE PORTOF COLLIOURE, Mid-1920s, signed Muter lower right, oil on canvas60 by 73cm., 23½ by 28¾in., Source: Sotheby’s,

Who Is Mela Muter?

Mela Muter is the pseudonym used by Maria Melania Mutermilch (1876 – 1967), the first professional Jewish painter in Poland. Although she lived most of her life in France, she was born Maria Melania Kingsland in Warsaw, Poland,daughter of a wealthy Jewish merchant.

After her marriage, Muter moved from Poland to Paris in 1901, and she continued her studies at the Académie Colarossi and the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. In 1902, she began exhibiting her work at the Paris Salon and took part in other exhibitions, both in Paris and Poland. Muter was a popular portrait painter and occasional magazine illustrator.

Muter was one of the first members of the group of artists known as the School of…

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