Lot 40: A RUSSIAN NUDE PAINTING BY KRAPIVNY, CIRCA 1930S
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DMITRY PAVLOVICH KRAPIVNY (RUSSIAN 1904-1940) Standing Nude, circa 1930s, oil on unstretched canvas, 19 1/8 x 16 in ( 49 x 40 cm), signed on verso.
Russian Soviet Avant-garde painter. Studied at VKhUTEIN in Petrograd from Mikhail Matyushin, later became a pupil of Pavel Filonov. (Both were famous Russian artists, heads of two major Leningrad/St. Petersburg Avant-garde art schools. The third one was the school of Malevich). Participated in various exhibitions including Filonov's School Exhibition (Leningrad, 1927); Obshchegorodskaya Exhibition (Leningrad, 1930) with Kustodiev, Petrov-Vodkin, Suetin, Chekhonin; 1st Exhibition of Leningrad Artists (Leningrad, 1935) with Lebedev, Malevich, Mitrokhin, etc. His wife Lidia Frolova-Bagreeva also was an artist of Filonov's school. Their names were often mentioned together.