Léon Indenbaum 1890-1981
Sculptor and painter.
Russian artist, religion Jewish, naturalized French.
Born in Tcherikover, Belarus in 1890.
Died in France in 1981 in Opio.
He won The Wildenstein Award from L'Institut de France in 1968.
In 2007, one of his works "Musiciens et Antilopes" beats the world record sale for a work of decorative arts of the twentieth century, in Christie's ($4,645,219)
Leon Indenbaum and la Ruche
From 1911 to 1913 and from 1916 to 1927 Indenbaum Leon joined the legendary studio "La Ruche", he is based on the 2nd floor of the Rotunda, near Chagall, and the Volovich workshop.
He works with young artists, painters and sculptors, many of whom became famous and subsequently formed the School of Paris: Soutine, Chagall, KikoÔne, Kremeyne, Epstein, Zadkine ... and also Modigliani.
From 1911 to 1919, Leon Indenbaum creates and performs in the well-known sculptor Bourdelle's workshop.
Jacques Doucet and Paul Poiret, famous fashion designers and collectors, were the patrons, Indenbaum performs for them many decorative panels (Musiciens et Antilopes which sold $4,645,219)
Leon Indenbaum becomes a close friend of Amadeo Modigliani, they even share a flat at "La Ruche" before leasing the adjoining workshop together.