BERNSTEIN-SINAIEFF, LEOPOLD (usually called Sinaieff):
Russo-French sculptor; born at Wilna Nov. 22, 1868. He studied drawing in his native town, and at the age of fourteen settled in Paris. As a student under Dalou, his first exhibited work was a bust at the salon of the Champs Elysées in 1890. Since then he has produced busts in bronze and marble of many distinguished persons, among whom were Count Waldeck, Rambaud, Nicholas de Giers, the Russian ambassador, and Léon Reynier, the violinist. One of his masterpieces is "Ezra Mourning." This statue, in plaster, became the property of the state in 1892, and was given to the museum at Sens; in 1897 it was reproduced in marble. At the Paris Exhibition of 1900 this and other statues, portraits, groups, and mortuary monuments were exhibited; and they received a medal. Among other distinctions conferred upon him, Sinaieff was created a chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1901. He is at present (1902) engaged upon a bust of Tolstoi.