Alice Halicka

Alice Halicka or Alicja Halicka (20 December 1894 – 1 January 1975) was a Jewish-Polish painter who spent most of her life in France.

Alice Halicka
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Born(1894-12-20)20 December 1894
Kraków, Poland
Died1 January 1975(1975-01-01) (aged 80)
Paris, France
EducationAcadémie Ranson
Known forPainting
Louis Marcoussis
(m. 1913)


Alicja Halicka was born in Kraków and studied with Józef Pankiewicz there. She moved to Paris in 1912 where she studied at Académie Ranson under Paul Sérusier and Maurice Denis. There she met and married the Cubist painter Louis Marcoussis in 1913. In 1921 she showed cubist work together with her husband at the Société des Artistes Indépendants. She also exhibited her work at the Galerie Georges Petit, Paris (1930-31), Le Centaure, Brussels, the Leicester Galleries, London (1934),[1] the Marie Harriman Gallery, New York (1936), Julian Levy Gallery, New York (1937).[2] Halicka painted in various styles but also produced work in fabric, including Romances capitonnées,[1] and even made set designs for ballets which were performed at the Metropolitan Opera of New York and Covent Garden, London.[3][4]

She spent World War II in France and wrote a memoir afterwards called Hier, souvenirs, published in 1946. Halicka died in Paris in 1975.[4]


  1. ^ a b Halicka, Alice (1934). Catalogue of an exhibition "Romaces Capitonnées" by Alice Halicka. Ernest Brown & Phillips. OCLC 272519375.
  2. ^ Bénézit, E. (1999). Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs de tous les temps et de tous les pays. Gründ. ISBN 2700030109. OCLC 966172080.
  3. ^ Baiser de la fee: Costume design for the ballet, collection MOMA
  4. ^ a b "Alice Halicka 1895-1975". Papillon Gallery. Retrieved 28 January 2018.


  • Birnbaum, Paula J. (1999). “Alice Halicka’s Self-Effacement.” In Diaspora and Modern Visual Culture: Representing Africans and Jews, edited by Nicholas Mirzoeff, 207–23. London/New York: Routledge, 1999.
  • Birnbaum, Paula J. (2011) Women Artists in Interwar France: Framing Femininities. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2011. Print.
  • Troy, Nancy J. (2006). "'The Societe Anonyme: modernism for America'; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles." Artforum International 45.2 (2006) : 255-256. Print.
  • Cailler, Pierre, ed. (1962). Alice Halicka: Documents. Geneva: Editions Pierre Cailler (Les Cahiers d’Art - Documents Series).
  • Halicka, Alice. Hier (Souvenirs) (1946). Paris: Editions de Pavois.
  • Warnod, Jeanine. “Alice Halicka et ses souvenirs.” Terre d’Europe 48 (May 1974).

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