Peter Plotkin (1879-1960)

Plotkin was stabbed and left for dead in a pogrom that wiped out his family in 1886.  He was adopted by  Russian count and given the finest educational opportunities including literary training with Leo Tolstoy. He came to Dallas in 1916 and became a successful portrait painter. He moved to Abilene in 1927 where he taught at Simmons College. He moved to California in 1931.  His family maintains a museum in California dedicated to his work which includes many large historical paintings. This painting is showcased in an exceptional Newcomb Macklin frame. The original 1923 sales invoice from Joseph Sartor Gallery for $250.00 is attached to the rear of the canvas.



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