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"The Old Shepherd", 1957, Oil on Canvas,  42,5x31 cm, signed verso  by 

Nalbandyan Dmitry Arkadyevich (1906–1993)

Master of ceremonial portrait. Also worked in genres of landscape and still-life.
A Full member of the Academy of Fine Arts of the USSR. People’s Artist of the USSR. Laureate of Stalin Prize (1946, 1951), Lenin Prize (1982).
Studied at the Tbilissi Academy of Fine Arts, student of E. Lancere (1924 - 1929).
In 1931 moved to Moscow.
During his long artist’s life he made portraits of many representatives of political elite (including Stalin, Khrushev, Brezhnev), and received among the artists the informal nickname “first brush of Politburo”.
For a group portrait of representatives of Armenian culture – “Varnatun” (1974-1976) was awarded with Gold Medal of the Academy of Fine Arts of the USSR in 1978
Nalbandyan’s paintings are exhibited at The State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow) and other leading museums of Russia and former USSR.
His self-portrait is in “Uffizi” Gallery in Florence since 1982.


"The Old Shepherd" (1957) by Dmitry Arkadievich Nalbandian (1906-1993)

  • This lively portrait of an old man  has been painted from nature diring Nalbandian's frst trip to India in 1957. Various types of local people doing their everyday work grabbed the artist's attention. All  Nalbandian's  pleinair sketches and larger canvases created in India are rich in colour and boast a bold impressionist  brushwork. The painting is signed verso.  It is mounted into a gilded wooden frame  and preserved under the glass for the best protection.  Size in frame 64x52 cm. Comes with the certificate of authenticity from Leonid Shishkin Gallery signed by Leonid Shishkin (the leading accredired expert in Dmitry Nalbandian's work). 

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