Russian by birth, Berman was part of an international circle of painters and set designers who worked in Paris throughout the 1920s. Berman's monumental and quietly theatrical canvas shows the Surrealist poet Georges Hugnet.
Lower right: E Berman 1931; Reverse: E. Berman / Paris 1931 / Jeune Homme Couché
May 16, 1931, sold by the artist to the MFA for $10,050 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: February 4, 1932) NOTES:  MFA accession numbers RES.32.2-RES.32.18 purchased together for $10,050.
Tompkins Collection—Arthur Gordon Tompkins Fund