(1908 - 1999)


The artist relaxing and working in Venice, Italy

The art of Arbit Blatas is unique in 20th-century painting and sculpture. As the youngest member of The School of Paris (LíÉcole de Paris), Blatas gleaned concepts of form, light and color from the greatest French artists -- Bonnard, Vuillard, Matisse and Utrillo -- as well as from his fellow Lithuanian émigrés, Soutine, Lipchitz, Kikoïne and Kremegne. Having arrived in Paris in 1926 at age 18, Blatas became the artistic historian of his mentors and friends. His thrilling gallery of portraits includes Picasso, Vlaminck, Dérain, Chagall, Marquet, Maillol, Léger, van Dongen and Zadkine, in addition to those already mentioned. But Blatas was no follower, and his art fits no mold. He transformed his inspiration into his own vivid artistic world, and bequeathed us a prodigious canon of light, life and color in all media and genres: portraits, landscapes, interiors, theatre and music, still lifes and Holocaust works, in painting, sculpture and lithography, across the twentieth century.

We are pleased to bring forth these magnificent works in this new website.  Some are for sale.   Inquiries may be made through info@arbitblatas.net.   Partially tax-deductible works can be purchased directly at http://remiarts.org/store.html..