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Maryan, Pinchas Burstein
Maryan (Nowy Sacz, Polonia, 1927 – New York, 1977), Pinchas Burstein pseudonym, is a painter and graphic artist whose work is represented in important museums like MoMA of New York, Georges Pompidou Centre of Paris, Art Institute of Chicago, Staatliches Museum of Berlin or Smithsonian Institution of Washington, among others.
Maryan's family, of Jewish origin,was arrested and imprisoned in several concentration camps during World War II. He was the only survivor of his family and after the war he moved to Jerusalem where he studied graphic design at Bezalel Art Institute. He completed his trainingin France at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, where he studied with Fernand Leger and other artists.
In 1962 he moved to New York. Six years later he adopted the name of Maryan after obtaining U.S. citizenship.In 1976 the French Order of Chevalierde l'Ordre des Artset des Lettres.
Maryan worked at Grupo Quince, and some of his works at COON ART were made there.
Grupo Quince was a studio and gallery, key within the scene graph contemporary Spanish that was born in the early 70's, responding to socio-cultural concerns of the moment as well as the emergence of artists experimenting with different printmaking techniques. For 14 years, “Grupo 15” provided a framework for the professional development of more than one hundred artists. Some of the artists who made their works in this studio were the artists of the movements "Dau al Set", "El Paso", Equipo Crónica, and many other internationally renowned that can be found at COON ART.