Show all records
· Click image for high resolution zoom or multiple image views.
· We welcome fair use of this content. Please credit the Leo Baeck Institute in your citation.

Biographical Information

Sacha Kolin was born in Paris in 1911. She grew up in Vienna, Austria, attending the Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule (1930) and the Academy of Fine Arts (1931-32). She was one of few women to exhibit in the annuals of the Secession and the Künstlerhaus. In 1933 she moved back to Paris, and studied with Naoum Aronson (a stone carver for Auguste Rodin). In 1935 she became the youngest full member of the Nationale Societe des Beaux Arts. In December 1936 she and her family immigrated to New York, concerned with Nazi persecution, and participated in many one-person and group exhibitions. Her career history includes 19 one-person exhibitions and over 125 group shows. She was the recipient of a Mark Rothko Foundation grant award in 1973, the same year her monumental aluminum sculpture "Drawing in the Sky #1" was installed during a one-person show at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York where it remains on exhibition. She died in 1981 in New York. Kolin was also known for paying anything she could with her art.

Reproductions and Permissions

We welcome fair use of this content. Please credit the Leo Baeck Institute in your citation. For usage policies and to request higher resolution images, see Reproductions and Permissions.


Kolin, Sacha: Untitled [Blue Field with Red and Purple], Leo Baeck Institute, 2012.148.

Search for This Artist/Creator in the LBI Catalog

Kolin, Sacha, 1911-1981

This will search DigiBaeck, a subset of the LBI Catalog concentrating on all of its digitized materials that are available online. The search will list all of LBI's digitized materials pertaining to this artist/creator, including artworks (described in the Griffinger Portal and more), archival collections, photographs, rare books, and periodicals.