Emil Hirschfeld (1867-1922) was born in Odessa. In the early 1880s he studied at the Odessa School of Drawing.

His study appears in the "Catalogue of the works of the school of Fine Arts students drawing the Company, which are on display in a small stock room, open from 23 February to 11 March 1884". It is known that after he left Odessa to Munich, where he studied in the Academy of Fine Arts, and then continued his education in Paris - he worked in the studio of VA Bouguereau, at the Jean Lefebvre, and T. Robert Fleury, known salon painters and teachers. Since 1892 Hirschfeld - standing and successful member of the Parisian salons. Participation in showrooms Hirschfeld noted official awards and favorable reviews from critics, and in 1910 he was awarded the Legion d'Honneur. In the spring of 1914 in Paris held a personal exhibition of the artist. Hirschfeld settled in Brittany, in the seaside town of Concarneau, where he spent most of his life. And almost all of his paintings - like landscapes, and genre - thematically linked to the sea. He took part in the Spring Exhibition, organized by local artists S. Chisinau, J. Brodsky and I. Paolini. In 1901, he became a member of the Association of South Russian artists in 1901-1902 participated in exhibitions of the partnership. He died in France in Concarneau.

Seascape, 1910th
Oil on canvas; 34 х 65 cm