The Chicken Seller & The Town Musician are a pair of Plaster
sculptors of Jewish Figuring by “Ryback” Dimension: 12
inches height. Two men, one carrying a basket and the other
Experimenting with Cubism at first, he began painting Jewish
subject matter in the 1920s when critics and collectors began
to appreciate his analytic Cubism and recognize his
importance in the Russian vanguard movement.
Born in 1897 in Yelizavetgrad, Ukraine, Ryback studied at the
Kiev Academy in Moscow from 1911 to 1916.