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1940s Federal Oil Painting by Konstantin Konstantinovich Kuznetsov, Russian Riders Scene

1940s Federal Oil Painting by Konstantin Konstantinovich Kuznetsov, Russian Riders Scene


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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Europe: Russian: Pre 1950: Item # 1424426

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Konstantin Konstantinovich Kuznetsov - Russian Riders Scene- Oil painting oil painting on canvas -Signed circa 1940s frame size 37 x 30" canvas size 32 x 26" Artist biography (1895 - 1980) Konstantin Konstantinovich Kuznetsov was active/lived in Russian Federation. He is known for paintings Konstantin Kuznetsov was born in 1895 in St. Petersburg and became a very well known illustrator in the Soviet Union. As of 1944 he was in a prisoner of war camp in Yugoslavia, and after the war would later live in Munich before emigrating for the United States , where he would continue his career as an illustration artist..Konstantin Konstantinovich Kuznetsov arrived in Los Angeles from Russia in 1948. His illustrations and paintings, influenced by Ilya Repin’s historical paintings and Belinin’s fairy-tale folk style, quickly found favor with the Russian community In the 1950s, Kuznetsov met the Russian-born Sonia Colefax, who was quickly captivated by his style of painting, particularly his detailed, idealized works of Russia's past. Colefax eventually commissioned and purchased 56 of Kuznetsov's works, including the present lot and the next. A beautiful piece that will add to your décor!
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