Roman Chatov (Russian/American (Georgia), 1900-1987), "Figural Drawing of Reclining Young Woman"-1967, pastel on grey paper. Signed and dated lower right "R. Chatov 67". Figural study work depicting a young female nude with long hair reclining with arm resting on waistline in a nondescript setting with sketch lines. Framed 25" x 33". Sight size 17.5" x 25.5". Note: Chatov was acquainted with many New York notable individuals such as Florenz Ziegfield of Ziegfield Follies, who hired the artist to design various costumes. He also shared a studio with Willem De Kooning in the 1930’s. In the 1940’s, Chatov started painting portraits, many of which were carried by Gerialdil Galleries. In 1961, Roman moved to Atlanta where he and his brother Constantine Chatov shared a studio and taught classes. His portraits hang in many homes and galleries across the Southeast and he was given the Governor’s Award from the Georgia Council for the Arts and Humanities in 1983.