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Jean Negulesco, Romanian born American (1900 - 1993)

Jean Negulesco was born on February 26th, 1900 in Craiova, Romania. At the age of 14, he left home and made his way to Vienna where he had hopes of becoming an artist. Upon the commencement of World War I, Jean Negulesco returned to his homeland in Romania. He joined the French Army and was sent to the Western Front. After the war he married Winifred Hayers Havelick, a American widow with a daughter named Suzanna. In 1926 he and his new family set sail for America. They settled in New York City where he opened an art studio in Greenwich Village. In 1930, Jean Negulesco travelled alone to California where he embarked on a career in the film industry, first as a sketch artist for Paramount Pictures. By 1940 he was directing films. His list of 87 film credits include such notable films as Daddy Long Legs, How to Marry a Millionaire, Johnny Belinda, The Rains of Ranchipur, and Three Coins in the Fountain. In the early 1970s Jean Negulesco retired and moved to Spain. In 1985, Jean Neguesco published his memoir titled Things I Did . . . and Things I Think I Did. He died on July 18th, 1993 in Marbella, Spain. Throughout his life he continued to create art leaving a significant body of work which can be found on the secondary market today. The art of Jean Negulesco is or has been exhibited and/or sold in museums, galleries and auction houses including but not necessarily limited to the following:
Bloomsbury Auctions, London, England
Brady Hart Gallery, Chestertown, MD / San Francisco, CA
Christie's, New York City, NY 
Clark's Fine Art Gallery, Van Nuys, CA
Clars Auction Gallery, Oakland, CA
Deco Daze Fine Vintage, Toronto, Canada
Doyle, New York City, NY
Eldred's, East Dennis, MA
Honorary Consulate of Romania, Boston, MA
Hughes Estate Auctions, Altadena, CA
J Levine Auction, Scottsdale, AZ 
Kaminski Auctions, Beverly, MA
Lawrences, Crewkerne, England
Los Angeles Modern Auctions, Van Nuys, CA
Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Shapiro Auctions, New York City, NY
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

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