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"At the Bazaar", 1932, Oil on Board,  21x16 cm, signed verso by 

Kotov Nikolay Georgievich (1889–1968)

A talented painter and researcher artist who made a number of important discoveries in panoramic painting.
Nikolay Kotov studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture under the tutelage of Abram Arkhipov and Konstantin Korovin (1912–1917). One of the founders and leaders of a famous art group – the Association of Artists of the Revolutionary Russia (AKhRR) in 1922.
He participated in recreating the panoramas by Frantz Roubaud: “Borodino Battle” in Moscow and “Sevastopol Battle” in Sevastopol, Ukraine. His one-man exhibition was held in Moscow in 1933.
Nikolay Kotov's works are exhibited in the collections of the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg, the Moscow Central Museum of the Revolution, and the Central Museum of the Soviet Army.

"At the Bazaar" (1932) by Nikolay Georgievich Kotov (1906-1993)

  • This lively plein air sketch of two old men trading at the bazaar  has been painted from nature by Nikolay Kotov during  his travel to Pamir and Altay within the sponsored by the Government Scentific and Research trip  in 1932-1933.  Over the trip the artist was experimenting with  the effects of light and air for creation of art perspective. His founds were later used in his work with panoramas. The work is mounted into a passe-partout and a  gilded wooden frame and preserved under the glass for the best protection.  Size in frame 53x43 cm. Comes with the certificate of authenticity from Leonid Shishkin Gallery.

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