Andre Lanskoy (1902 - 1976)
Signed lower Left
Oil on Board
Painting Size: 14 x 10 in.
Frame Size: 17 x 13 in.
Created in Circa 1950s.
Private Collection from Pennsylvania.
Biography from the Archives of askART
Andre Lanskoy was known for his many abstract works including painting, prints and collages, He did illustrations for The Diary of a Madman, a novel by Nikolai Gogol, but began his career with figurative paintings and still life.
Lanskoy was born in Moscow on March 31, 1902. His family moved to St. Petersburg in 1905 and then to Kiev in 1918. He fought in the Tsarist White Army during the Russian Civil War until he was injured. In 1921 he moved to Paris where he studied painting at the Academie de La Grande Chaumiere.
Lanskoys' success began when Wilhelm Unde took interest of his works at the Salon d' Automne in 1923/1924. In 1925, he held his first solo exhibition in Paris followed by a group exhibition with fellow Russian artist Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Leopold Survage, and Ossip Zadkine. Those early works were inspired by Van Gogh, Matisse and Soutine.
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