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"...Julius Mordechai Pincas, a Bulgarian Jewish painter sometimes referred to as 'the Prince of Montparnasse.'
Born March 31, 1885 in Vidin, Bulgaria to a Spanish-Sephardic Jewish father and a Serbian-Italian mother; the eighth of 11 children. The family moved to Bucharest, Romania in 1892 and Pascin was raised there until he left for boarding school in Vienna in 1896.
Pascin’s contributions were widely recognized for their wit and insight, and upon his arrival in Paris in 1905 he was welcomed at the Gare Montparnasse by an international group of artists and writers who gathered at the Café du Dôme, which Pascin soon began to frequent regularly. The group included Grossman, Grosz, William Howard, Levy, and Orlik. Pascin was also a close friend of Amadeo Modigliani.
Upon his arrival in Paris, [he] changed his name to Jules Pascin and soon became the symbol of the Montparnasse artist community....known for hosting legendary all-night parties. In his story, A Moveable Feast, Hemingway wrote a chapter titled With Pascin At the Dôme, recounting a night in 1923...
Pascin struggled with depression and alcoholism. "[D]riven to the wall by his own legend", according to art critic Gaston Diehl, he committed suicide at the age of 45 on the eve of a prestigious solo show. He slit his wrists and hanged himself in his studio in Montmartre. He left a message written in blood on the wall to his mistress Lucy Krohg. In his last will and testament, Pascin split his estate equally between his wife, Hermine David, and Lucy Krohg.
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 and walked behind his coffin the 3 miles to the Cimetière de Saint-Ouen." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Pascin