Balgley, Jacques

(1891, Brest – 1934, Beaugency, France)

Painter, graphic artist, illustrator.

He was born into a family of rabbi. He studied at the Odessa Art School in the Department of Architecture, School of Fine Arts in Paris.

From 1911 he lived in Paris in the artistic commune "La Ruche".

In 1918 he illustrated collection of fables with his graphic works.

In 1924, prints and paintings by the artist were acquired by Luxembourg Art Museum. In the same year Balgley held his personal exhibition in the gallery Barbazanges (Paris).

In 1925 Balgley made 21 etchings for the album "Incomplete studies."

In 1974, the mayor's office of the 1st district of Paris held memorial exhibition "Balgley or The overcome apocalypse".