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Lot 78: A RUSSIAN PORTRAIT OF KULAGINA BY ZHOLTKEVICH, CIRCA 1930S
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LIDIA ALEKSANDROVNA ZHOLTKEVICH (RUSSIAN 1900-1989), Portrait of Valentina Kulagina, oil on unstreched canvas, 22 x 18 in (56 x 45 cm), signed on verso
Aquired directly from the artist
Lidia Zholtkevich was a Russian Soviet Avant-garde graphic artist, illustrator and painter. Wife of Georgy Echeistov. Studied in VHUTEMAS-VKUTEIN.Valentina Kulagina (1902-1987) was a Russian painter and book, poster, and exhibition designer. She was a central figure in Constructivist avant-garde in the early 20th century alongside El Lissitzky, Alexander Rodchenko other and her husband Gustav Klutsis. She is known for the Soviet revolutionary and Stalinist propaganda she produced in collaboration with Klutis. Zholtevich and Kulagina met at VHUTEMAS-VKUTEIN.