Samuel Granowsky (Heim) (1882-1942) was a French artist, painter and sculptor of Jewish origin.
In 1901 he entered the Odessa Art School. In 1904 he was temporary released from the school to undergo the army service in the Russo-Japanese War. After army he didn’t return to the school and in order to continue his artistic education he went to Munich (1908). Since 1909 he lived in Paris. When the World War I began he returned to Odessa. In 1920 he moved to Paris where he lived in a well-known artist’s residence La Ruche (literally “the beehive”) in Montparnasse. He took a great interest in Dadaism movement. S. Granowsky was known as a scenography master, a creator of the scenery for the play The Gas Heart by Tristan Tzara (1923) and sculptor, a participant of exhibitions in the Society of Independent Artists. In 1942 he was arrested and sent to the concentrated camp.
Paper, charcoal, sanguine; 48 х 30 cm