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Lot 159: A RUSSIAN DRAWING OF A THEATRE COSTUME DESIGN, CIRCA 1940S
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ALEKSANDR ALEKSEEVICH TOPORKOV (RUSSIAN 1896-1995), Seamstresses at Work, circa 1950s, watercolor and pencil on paper, 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 in (43.8 x 31.7 cm), name on verso
Acquired directly from the artist.
Toporkov Aleksandr (1896-1995) was a Soviet Avant-garde painter, graphic artist and designer. Toporkov graduated from the Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry in 1918. He studied in VHUTEMAS from Aleksey Grishchenko. He was a member of Avant-garde group "Tsvetodinamos". He participated in group exhibition of VKhUTEMAS professors with Aleksey Gritchenko (Color-Dynamics) and Alexander Shevchenko (Tectonic Primitivism) in 1919.