Elie Anatole Pavil

Elie Anatole Pavil was born in Odessa, Russia in 1873.  He came to Paris in 1892.  He established himself in Montmartre, on the Rue Caulaincourt.
He had arrived at the high point of La Belle Époque; Pavil dedicated himself to capturing its atmosphere on canvas.  For most of the next fifty years, he painted the cafes, the beautiful women, the jazz bands and artist ateliers of Paris.  His paintings show an intimate knowledge of the inhabitants of the streets and alley

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