Abraham RATTNER (1893-1978) - American painter and graphic artist, teacher. Born in the city. Poukipzi (New York) in a Jewish family that immigrated to the US Empire. He studied at George Washington University (m., Washington, USA); Corcoran School of Art; Academy of Fine Arts in Pennsylvania (USA). He took part in World War I as part of US troops as a war artist (since 1917) in France, was seriously injured. After the war he received a scholarship to travel to Paris (1920) where he stayed to live and work (until 1940). He continued his art education at the National School of Fine Arts, the Academy de la Grand Shom'yer Academy Ranson. He met with well-known artists - P. Picasso, A. Matisse, Marc Chagall, Jean Miro and many other creative individuals. Collaborated with magazines «Minotaur» (1933-1936), «Verve» (1937-1939), which published works by Dali, Picasso, Miro, Giacometti and many others. He returned to New York (1940). Engaged in teaching (1947) at the New School (c. New York) and at Yale. Dabbled in architecture, arts and crafts. Member of the National Academy of Design (1974). Artist A. Lipa (stepson Rattnera) opened Museum Lipa-Rattner (2002), which presents, in addition to works by A. Rattnera, the works of the masters of modern art. Works of the artist are kept in American museum collections (Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and others.) And private collections in the world, sold in famous auctions including Sotheby's, Christie's and Bonhams.