Maria, Manya Zeitlin

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Maria, Manya Zeitlin (Tumarkin)

Death: 1976 (93-94)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Samuil Tumarkin and Adel Tumarkin
Wife of Mikhail Michel Zeitlin /Zetlin and Nikolay Avxentiev Avksentyev
Mother of Valentin/e Zeitlin/ Zetlin; Angeline Dominique and Alexandra (Avxsentiev) Pregel
Sister of Private; ? Israel Tumarkin and Roman Tumarkin

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About Maria, Manya Zeitlin

was one of the first women in Europe, received the degree of doctor of philosophy. A. Gray writes that M.s. studied in Berne, ibid. "met a young student-revolutionary Nikolai Dmitrievich Avksent′eva (memoirs of b. Zenzinova, as we remember, they met in Berlin during the winter of 1899 When the emigrants in Switzerland and France got the first news about the events of the year 1905, the youth rushed immediately to Russia. And there began the arrests. Six months M.s. held in the Peter and Paul Fortress. N.d. was kept in the same prison and they got married in the year 1906. When N.d. Avksent′eva was sentenced to exile in Obdorsk, beyond the Arctic Circle, his young wife (here it is necessary to explain that M.s. was sentenced only for six followed by the link for her husband. Life in Obdorske was harsh frosts in winter to reach 50 degrees. N.d. fled from exile abroad. Maria Samoilovna returned to Moscow and from there travelled to Helsinki. An hour after his arrival in Finland (where the Nd Avksentiev, soon on his party work would she gave birth to a daughter of Alexander ... Met with her husband in Switzerland, but soon divorced him and in 1910 year combined second marriage with Mikhail Osipovich Cetlinym "" ŠulPosle the death of her husband, Mikhail Osipovich, Maria Samoilovna with even greater energy devoted herself to public and charitable work. In New York, and in Paris, she was engaged in historical cases, was a member of the Board of the literary Fund, sponsored the publication of various anthologies of poets. She spent on charity and friends most of his once considerable State. Personal her requirements were very small — on her whole life preserved psychology modest Berne students» Shulamit Shalit.

Maria Samoilovna Zetlin (née Tumarkina) (1882-1976) and Mikhail Osipovich Zetlin (1882-1945) met in Paris in political exile and were married in 1910. The Zetlins briefly returned to Moscow following the October Revolution only to immigrate to France in the early 1920s. The Zetlins’ flat on avenue Henri Martin in Paris became one of the best-known literary salons of the Russian expatriate community and attracted writers, artists and politicians, including Pablo Picasso, George Braque and Diego Rivera.

Educated in Germany and Switzerland and with a doctorate in Philosophy, Maria was an intellectual foil to Mikhail, a successful and influential poet, editor and publisher. Having published poetry under the pseudonym ‘Amari’, Mikhail Zetlin also edited the poetry section of the magazine Sovremennye Zapiski in the 1920s and 1930s and later founded a new literary and political magazine, Novy Zhurnal, dedicated to the writers, poets and philosophers of Russia’s Silver Age.

A recognised beauty, Maria Zetlin was painted by a number of prominent artists of the time, including Léon Bakst, Sergei Chekhonin and Alexandre Iacovleff. By the late 1920s, the Zetlins had formed an impressive collection of Russian Art, comprising works by some of the most significant Russian artists of the 20th Century, including: Natalia Goncharova, Léon Bakst, Boris Grigoriev, Petr Konchalovsky, Dmitry Stelletsky, Mikhail Larionov, A

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Maria, Manya Zeitlin's Timeline

March 8, 1912
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
October 27, 1917
Moscou, Russie
Age 94