Baldwin Hill Art & Framing will be holding a reception Thursday, August 13 from 4 to 8PM to showcase new arrivals from the estate of Dr. Saul Gurevitz. Works include lithographs by Joan Miro and Marc Chagall and paintings by Xavier Gonzalez.
Dr. Saul Gurevitz (1920-2001) was a painter, sculptor, and psychoanalyst. He was born in Vilna, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania). He was a Holocaust survivor, having lost his entire family during World War II. While he was encouraged to take art lessons as a child, his primary interest was in the human mind and the developing field of psychoanalysis. After acquiring a PhD at the University of Zurich, he came to the United States in 1948, began practicing analysis in New York City and also began painting and sculpting. Later he moved to Wellfleet and then Brookline, Massachusetts where he began collecting art. He collected mainly 20th-century abstract art including works by Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Xavier Gonzalez, Alexander Calder, and Francis Bacon.
Upcoming items from his collection include lithographs by Francis Bacon, Alexander Calder, and Mikhail Chemiakin. Works from this collection will be on display and available for sale through the end of 2009.