Often known for mod figure, landscape, ceramics
"1899 Nahum Tschacbasov, the second oldest of nine children, is born in Baku, a town on the Caspian Sea, in Azerbaijan, Russia.
1905 His father, Stephan, emigrates from Russia, settles in Chicago, and starts a printing business using a new family name, Licterman.
1907 Tschacbasov, with his mother Sophie and brothers and sisters, joins his father in Chicago just as the financial crash causes the failure of his father's business. Tschacbasov grows up in the Chicago slums.
1929 He has a deepening interest in drawing and painting, which he has taken up in response to pressures of work and life. His first encounters with modern art are the works of Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Rouault."