Loevenstein, Fedor

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LOEVENSTEIN, FEDOR (1901–1947), French painter. Born in Munich, of Czech parents, he settled in Paris in 1923. The bulk of his work was lost in 1940. Shortly before his death, his surviving work – fewer than 40 oils and watercolors –was exhibited at a Paris gallery. His work is characterized by strong intellectual discipline as well as great inventiveness. His idiom is abstract and his work has a dreamlike but firmly controlled quality.