Sacha Moldovan (Solomon Gdalevich Schneider)
( 04.11.1901 - 17.05.1982)
Sacha Moldovan was a Russian-born American expressionist and post - impressionist painter.
He immigrated to the United States, studied in Paris, and became unyieldingly devoted to his work throughout his years.
Moldovan is known to have worked with many other artists, including Henri Matisse and Chaïm Soutine. The noted art critic Marla Berg once said of Moldavan, "Had van Gogh painted Matisse's pictures while dreaming of Chagall, the result would have been the works of Sacha Moldovan". Alongside these artists, he was influenced by Chaïm Soutine, and Pierre Bonnard.
The highest price every paid for a Moldovan was $50,000 for original sold by Hammer Galleries at a one-man show in Manhattan (1991). Moldovan has one daughter, Wendy Moldovan, who today retains many of Sacha's works.
Moldovan's great-nephew, Jonathan Herbert, is also painter. He works in a studio in Brooklyn, NY.
Sacha Moldovan's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from 94 USD to 25,000 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 2006 the record price for this artist at auction is 25,000 USD for Nature morte avec les fruit et fleurs, sold at Christie's New York in 2008.