Artist Iosif Yankelevich Perelman alias's include Count Ossip de Perelma, Ossip Perelma, Ossip Perelmanov, Joseph Perelma and Ossip Perelman is a Russian Jew who escaped the Nazis in 1942 to come to the USA, his works include Fete in the Garden, Femme au chapeau vert, Reflections, ALONG THE NEVA, Attelage sur la grève, After the Easter Vigil, Portrait de la chanteuse Dominique de Meilhan, Une chanteuse, Portrait de la chanteuse Dominique de Meilhan, all are oil on canvas.
An etching and a portrait by Russian Artist Iosif Yankelevich Perelman alias's include Count Ossip de Perelma, Ossip Perelman, Ossip Perelmanov, Joseph Perelma and Jose Perelma.
Some more portraits done by the artist include "Portrait Of A Sevillana Woman Smoking While Seated" by Ossip De Perelma. see link http://www.askart.com/artist/artist/11006229/artist.aspx
Some more portraits done by the artist include "Le Skieur" by Ossip De Perelma. see link https://www.aguttes.com/html/fiche.jsp?id=2239724&np=&lng=&npp=10000&ordre=&aff=&r=
Some more portraits done by the artist include 'Attelage Sur La Grève" by Ossip De Perelma. see link http://www.arcadja.com/auctions/fr/de_perelma_ossy/artiste/91132/
Russian artist Ossip de Perelma made his way to the artist colony of Sarasota Fl in 1950 where he died on November 15, 1950 and somehow ended up in an unmarked grave in Sarasota Memorial Park six years later in 1956. Apparently Ossip de Perelma's body was removed to Wilfred T. Robarts Funeral Home in downtown Sarasota Fl in 1950, where a search was begun for someone to notify and to claim the body. Mr. Wilfred T. Robarts wrote letters to France and Russia, to consuls, and embassies, and to all whose names appeared in the artist’s effects. There were no responses.
In early October 1956, nearly six years after receiving Count Ossip de Perelma's body, Mr. Robarts located the artist’s wife, an American woman he married shortly after returning to the U.S. She was in Florida’s mental institution in Chattahoochee as a result of a brain injury suffered in an auto accident shortly after they were wed. Wilfred Robarts, known for his many kindnesses, paid for the funeral and arranged for the Reverend Monsignor Charles L. Elsander, rector of St. Martha’s Church to officiate at the services. Mr. Robarts said, "The Count had been with us for so long, (6 years), we had come to feel close to the friendless old fellow, so we did the very best we could for him." Count Ossip de Perelma died in Sarasota in 1950 when he was 74 years old, he was buried in Sarasota Memorial Park six years later in 1956 in Lot 4E, Block B in Section 10.
etching by Ossip de Perelma
In the Metropolitan Museum of Art there is a catalog from an exhibit featuring Ossip de Perelma in New York in 1916, and in the New York Public Library there is a book written by Tolstoy’s son called “Tales from the Russian” for which Ossip de Perelma did the illustrations. Clearly he was of some importance in the art world. It is ironic that perhaps the most famous artist in Sarasota — a city known for its culture and arts community — is unknown and unrecognized, though he seems to be a mystery in other places as well. Just who is the guy also known as “Lord Lansdown″ and why did he come to Sarasota?
Russian born Portrait Painter Ossip de Perelma.
Born: June 14, 1876 Odessa, Russia.
Graduate of Imperial Academy of Russia.
Studied Imperial Academy Petrograd & Ecole des Beaux Arts Paris.
Died: Nov. 15, 1950 Florida. Married Lydia F. Simpson 1949 Dade Co.
Ossip de Perelma painted in Russia, France, and America. He painted portraits of President Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Gen. Pershing and many other well-know public figures. World famous Russian artist Count Ossip de Perelma is buried in Sarasota Memorial Park Cemetery with no marker or headstone. Born in Odessa, Russia in 1876, Ossip Perelma also known by several variations of that name, including Ossip Perelman and Count Ossip de Perelma. Ossip Perelma studied at the Imperial Academy in Petrograd and Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.
The vast territories of the Russian Empire at one time hosted the largest population of Jews in the world. Radical forces within Russia, most notably the Bolsheviks, a revolutionary-minded socialist group founded by Vladimir Lenin, begin to gain widespread support. In 1914, Czar Nicholas led his country into another costly war—World War I. More than two million Jews fled Russia between 1880 and 1920 after the fall of the Czar, mostly to the United States. After fleeing Russia and immigrating to San Francisco CA in 1915, Ossip de Perelma aka Iosif Yankelevich Perelman became a protégé of Dem. Senator James D. Phelan CA and active in the local Frisco art scene.
United States Senator from California Democrat James D. Phelan was active in the movement to restrict Japanese and Chinese immigration to the United States. Phelan was elected to the United States Senate in 1914 and served from March 4, 1915, to March 3, 1921. James D. Phelan remained active in the anti-Japanese movement after leaving office, securing then-presidential candidate Woodrow Wilson's support for restricting Japanese immigration in 1912 and helping to push through California's discriminatory alien land law in 1913. Phelan was also an advocate for excluding Chinese from the United States. After his time in the Senate, Phelan returned to banking and collected art.
Credit Courtesy of the United States Army, General John Joseph Black Jack Pershing
With Senator Phelan's contacts, Ossip de Perelma soon was well-known for his portraits of President Woodrow Wilson, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, (when he was Sec of the Navy), General of the Armies John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing and other famous people. While in the U.S. he continued painting, traveled widely, and eventually arrived in Sarasota’s artists’ colony in the fall of 1950. Artist Ossip de Perelma was heavily involved with the upper echelon of the Democratic political party from 1915 to his death in 1950, two sitting presidents, a US Senator from California, the founder member of the Associated Press (AP) and yet no one claimed his body when he died in Sarasota Fl.
WASHINGTON, D.C. Sunday Star May 07 1944: Noted Artist Returns to Capital After Fleeing Nazis in Paris Ossip de Perelma plans Exhibit Soon at Mayflower. Ossip de Perelma, a Russian-born artists who painted portraits of President Wilson, Gen. Pershing and many other well-known public figures during the World War, has returned to Washington, thankful to be in a free capital again after a dramatic escape from his German captors in Paris. A collection of four of his paintings, executed in Miami where he has been making his temporary residence since arriving in this country, will be exhibited soon at the Mayflower Hotel. Four others, painted earlier, are in the art collection of the National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
The 67 year-old artist, Ossip de Perelma, whose work has been widely exhibited both in this country and in Europe, arrived in Washington in a plane piloted by Capt. Howard L. "Duffy" Buller of Eastern Air Transport who flies in the transport service between Florida, Brazil, and Africa (how come I think this guy Buller is OSS precursor to the CIA). Mr. de Perelma has been living in Capt. Buller's home in Miami since December 1942 and has executed a portrait of him in uniform which he calls "The Spirit of 1944." In 1947 the CIA was formed under President Truman, in 1947 to 1949 Capt. Howard L. "Duffy" Buller of Eastern Air Transport was flying out of Hong Cong over China apparently working for the CIA. On June 17, 1949 one of Capt. Howard L. "Duffy" Buller passengers was John Koval a U. S. Diplomatic Courier (CIA) with a brief case chained to his left wrist on his way to Chungking aka Chongqing in Communist China.
Born near Stalingrad in 1876, Mr. de Perelma graduated from the Imperial Academy of Russia and later went to Paris where, under the sponsorship of Vladimir Stassof aka Vladimir Vasilievich Stasov noted Russian liberal and art critic, he soon gained considerable reputation as a portrait painter. He came to the United States originally in 1915 during World War I and then again in 1942 during World War II and, introduced here by the French Ambassador, Jules Jusserand in Washington D.C. in 1920, executed a number of portraits as well as paintings symbolic of Franco-American unity and the war spirit. Among those who posed for him, in addition to President Wilson and Gen. Pereshing, were Franklin D. Roosevelt, then Assistant Secretary of the Navy; Boris A. Bakhmeteff, the Russian Ambassador; Secretary of Interior Franklin K. Lane and Frank B. Noyes, president of the Evening Star Newspaper Co. and the Sunday Star Washington D.C. and founding member of the Associated Press (AP).
photo credit Photoportrait of Frank B. Noyes. NOYES, FRANK B. Contributor Names Harris & Ewing, photographer Created / Published [between 1905 and 1945] Format Headings Glass negatives.
The Franklin K. Lane and Frank B. Noyes, president of the Evening Star Newspaper portraits were presented to the Smithsonian Institution's National Collection of Fine Arts. Mr. Ossip de Perelma returned to Europe, then revisited America, intending to remain, when early in 1939 he received a cable saying his godfather, the noted surgeon, Francois Jean Bisserie, was seriously ill in France. He sailed for Paris, and was caught in the German invasion. For some months he eked out an existence by doing sketches of the Nazi conquerors, but his hatred of them impelled an intense desire to escape. Finally, in 1942, he made contact with the French underground and was spirited out, reaching the United States again in December, 1942.
Best Pals Ossip de Perelma and Capt. Howard L. "Duffy" Buller. Russian artist Ossip de Perelma was heavily involved with the upper echelon of the Democratic National Political party from 1915 to his death in 1950, he had direct contact with Frank B. Noyes president of the Evening Star Newspaper in Washington D.C., Russian Ambassadors, French Diplomats, US Military Generals, two sitting US Presidents a US Senator from California and was a roommate in the mid 1940's Miami with Capt. Howard L. "Duffy" Buller (possibly OSS -CIA). In facilitating his escape form the Nazis in 1942 Paris, Ossip de Perelma had connections to the French Underground which was working the US Military and the OSS precursor to the CIA. In 1944 Ossip de Perelma was living in Miami with Capt. Howard L. "Duffy" Buller of Eastern Air Transport (China) who was accustomed to flying U. S. Diplomatic Couriers (OSS - CIA agents) into communist China, gee small world, eh. The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was a wartime intelligence agency of the United States during World War II, and a predecessor to the start up of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 1947. So who really was artist Iosif Yankelevich Perelman whose alias's included Ossip de Perelma aka Ossip Perelmanov aka Ossip Perelman and Joseph Perelma in the USA. All these connections and yet his body sat in a Sarasota Funeral home for 6 years after his death in 1950 as no one would claim him, Iosif Yankelevich Perelman aka Ossip de Perelma was finally buried in Sarasota Memorial Park in 1956 in an unmarked grave.