8 Jun 2011
Textile Designs, three works, each signed, one further inscribed "France" in Cyrillic.
One ink and watercolour on paper, the others ink and watercolour, heightened with white, on paper, laid on cardboard, measuring 34.5 by 24.5 cm (image size), 26 by 26 cm (image size) and 27 by 32.5 cm (paper size).
After graduating from VKhUTEMAS, Maria Raube-Gorchilina first worked in textile design. In 1935, she went on to design costumes and film sets for Detfilm, the state-owned children's film studio. After the War, she became a costume designer at Mosfilm. Besides textile and costume design she was also renowned for her stained glass designs which adorn some of the most famous buildings in Moscow, including both the doors of the state department store GUM and the ceiling of the restaurant Praga, the site of many a diplomatic banquet in Soviet times.
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