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Marcelle Cahn (1895-1981) is a french artist. She was born in Strasbourg, and studied in Berlin with the expressionnist master, Lovis Corinth, and in Paris with the Nabis (Maurice Denis, Vuillard). Then she joined the Académie moderne, Fernand Léger and Amédée Ozenfant studio. This was the moment when she took the leap to abstraction, offering a very personal style mixing geometric rigor and sensibility. In 1929, she became a member of the group "Cercle et Carré" (Circle and Square), founded by Michel Seuphor and Joaquín Torres-Garcìa, who lauded abstraction and geometry in opposition to irrationalities of surrealism. She meets then Jean Arp, and Mondrian, and takes part in the artistic profusion of the time in Paris. Marcelle Cahn exhibited her work in parisian galleries such as Colette Allendy, Simone Heller, Denise René. In France, she is present in several Museum collections : Musée de Cambrai, Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Cholet, Musée Unterlinden de Colmar, Musée des beaux-arts de Dijon, Musée de Grenoble, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Musée des Ursulines de Mâcon, l'Espace de l'Art Concret à Mouans-Sartoux, Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne du Centre Georges-Pompidou de Paris, Musée Tavet-Delacour de Pontoise, Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix aux Sables d'Olonne, Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne, Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg. Abroad, her works can be found in the prestigious Gulbenkian Foundation, and in the Manuel Rodrigues Berardo collection in Portugal.