|PAINTER, ILLUSTRATOR (BULGARIA)|
BORN 31 Mar 1885, Vidin - DIED 1 Jun 1930, Paris: 36, boulevard de Clichy|
BIRTH NAME Pincas, Julius
CAUSE OF DEATH suicide by hanging
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière du Montparnasse, 3 Boulevard Edgar Quinet (division 28)
Jules Pascin was the son of a Spanish-Jewish father and a Serbian-Italian mother. He studied in Vienna and Munich. In Munich he worked for the satirical magazine Simplicissimus. In 1905 he moved to Paris, where he often drew prostitutes. He was forced to leave Paris when the First World War broke out. He lived in the USA where he obtained Americal citizenship. In 1918 in New York City he married the painter Hermine David, who had been his model for a long time. The painters Max Weber and Maurice Sterne were witnesses. He returned to Paris in 1920. In that year he started an affair with his former lover Lucy Krogh, now the wife of the painter Per Krogh from Norway.
In 1927 he visited the USA in order to continue his American citizenship. Lucy followed him there. He met with little success and in 1930 he cut his writsts and with his blood he wrote 'Adieu Lucy' on the wall of his studio at Montmartre. After that he hung himself in hus studio. In his testament he divided his estate between Hermine and Lucy. On the day of his funeral at the Saint-Ouen cemetery, 7 june 1930, all galleries in Paris were closed. Aftera year his remains were transferred to the Montparnasse cemetery. On his tomb a poem by his friend André Salmon was inscribed.
has a connection with Cassirer, Paul