Man Ray, Jules Pascin, 1923 Jules Pascin
Jules Pascin (1885-1930), was a Bulgarian Jewish painter sometimes referred to as
"the Prince of Montparnasse."
A close friend of Man Ray’s, Pascin created thousands of post-impressionist style watercolour
landscapes and nudes, despite his very active social life. Squandering much of the money he
earned from his works, Pascin became an alcholic and committed suicide at the age of 45
on the eve of one of his most prestigious solo shows.
On the day of Pascin’s funeral, all the galleries in Paris closed. Thousands of acquaintances from the artistic community along with dozens of waiters and
bartenders from the restaurants and saloons he had frequented, all dressed in black walked behind his coffin the three miles to the Cimetière de Saint-Ouen.
Jules Pascin, suicide note