MacDougall Auctions 30 November 2004

30 November 2004

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

French Riviera (Still Life with Fish on the Reverse)

92. TCHERKESSOF, YURI 1900-1943

French Riviera (Still Life with Fish on the Reverse) Signed and dated 1933.

Oil on canvas, 38 by 46 cm.
2,500-3,500 Pounds

A deeply Russian painter with a tragic life, Yuri Cherkessof was a descendant of Decembrist Vasily Ivashev. He studied under Petrov-Vodkin and was married to Alexandre Benois' daughter, Anna. Came to Paris in 1925 where he worked as a painter and as a book illustrator. Committed suicide in 1943. He had portraits painted by Z. Serebryakova and E. Benois.

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