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His preference for violet shades then pre- juice" predominated completely. Chagall's stay at Pen's establishment was, in fact, very brief: worked at the same time for a local photographer. His mother had thought, to recoup their expenses, that he might somehow use his artistic gifts. Thus, he was given portrait photographs to retouch, work he found detestable. He added wrinkles to the sitters he hated, and removed them from ones he liked! At about this time, the fragile, timid young man embarked on the project of transforming himself.

Took place in who was If capable of writing —absorbed poetry in French only a few years after his arrival French culture with astonishing rapidity, others, like and Soutine, remained almost immune Kremegne to the culture around them. Soutine was intensely aware of his ignorance, an awareness which led, at the time of his success, to his behaving in the most disagreeable manner, refusing to answer his compatriots in Rus- had forgotten the language. He made great efforts to speak the most elegant French, which only emphasized his tenuous grip on its grammar.

Zahkar, 'He this to give however, was far from miserable: his monotonous life was domi- nated by the faith that nourished his soul. His only remarks were from the Bible which reflected his thoughts, and if the prophet Isaiah had joined them in the middle of a meal, he need only have seated himself at the table: a place was always those quotations laid for him. — A At dawn, synagogue make JEWISH CHILDHOOD before he did anything to pray, returning tea before was exhausted home Zahkar went else, to 47 to the Hght the samovar and going to work and his herrings.

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