Lot 73: A RUSSIAN WATERCOLOR OF A SEATED WOMAN BY BOIM,1955
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SOLOMON SAMSONOVICH BOIM (RUSSIAN 1899-1978), Seated Woman, 1955, watercolor on paper, 16 x 11 1/2 in (41 x 29 1/2 cm), signed and dated lower left.
Boim Solomon Samsonovich was a well-known Soviet artist of Jewish origin, is known mostly for his works in graphic techniques: watercolor, gouache, drawing, engraving, book illustrations and posters ("Agitplakat"). He lived in Ukraine, Leningrad, and Moscow. Studied in VKhUTEMAS from Kupreyanov. From 1926 on Boim participated in hundreds of exhibitions at home and abroad. He exhibited with such prominent artists as N. Altman, S. Chekhonin, G. Klutsis, V. Lebedev, El Lissitzky, K. Malevich, L. Popova, A. Rodchenko, V. Tatlin, P. Filonov, Stenberg Brothers, and V. Stepanova. His favorite subjects included architecture and cityscapes (mostly Leningrad/St. Petersburg and Moscow), nautical themes and the Navy, and Great Patriotic War. Boim's paintings were influenced by Socialist Realism and Russian Impressionism. Boim's works are widely recognized. They may be seen in the former Soviet Union in the Tretyakov Gallery, the Russian Museum, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, and other major museums.