MacDougall Auctions 15 June 2007

15 Jun 2007

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


Female Portrait

* 228. KROPIVNITSKY, EVGENY 1893-1979

Female Portrait signed and dated 1960.

Sanguine on paper, 48 by 38 cm.
4,000-6,000 Pounds



An artist, poet, composer, thinker, talented teacher and a founder member of the “Lianozovo” Group, Kropivnitsky graduated from the Imperial Stroganov Art College in 1911.

In the 1920s he was close to the “Jack of Diamonds” circle of artists and dabbled in cubism and futurism. His style as an artist was defined by Genrikh Sagpir as belonging to the "minimalist" and "aestheticism" movements.

In 1963 he was expelled from the Union of Artists on grounds of “formalism” and for creating the "Lianozovo" Group.

See written catalogue for more information.


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