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École de Paris
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This designation is used to refer to a cosmopolitan arts scene active in Paris from the beginning of the 20th century until 1940, largely composed of non-French artists. Many of these were Jews who settled in Paris to take refuge from the afflictions and harassment of Eastern Europe and drew inspiration there. The diverse origins of the artists was accompanied by a diversity in modern art forms from Impressionism to Dadaism that characterized the École de Paris.

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van Voolen, Edward, “École de Paris”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0191>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401

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