Alexandre Magaram the painter (1894- 1938) vividly describes the streets and roofs of Paris. 80 years later, there continues to be numerous exhibitions on the subject. Paris is asking that the zinc-covered roofs of Paris be granted World Heritage status.
Born in Odessa, Alexandre Magaram was a Belorussian, previously known as a white Russian. He created camouflage for the French army during WWI. He was politically engaged all his life and was assisting the French government in the late 1930’s against Stalin's purges. He received a convocation from most likely the NKVD at the Soviet Union embassy in Paris in 1938 and subsequently vanished.
Alexandre Magaram in 1926, was known in Paris as one of the most talented young masters of modern art. In love with Paris, he captures all of its beauty and charm.