Painting "Bath house"

  • 3,000 EUR

Artist/Maker: Apsītis Aleksandrs

Artist/Maker Dates: 1880 - 1943

Place of Production: Russia (Russian Empire)

Date of Production: 1915

Materials: canvas, oil

Width: 46.7 cm.

Height: 58.5 cm.


Like new

Condition notes: Wear consistent with age and use


Russian and Latvian artist.

He was born in Riga. Worked in the studio of Dmitrieva-Caucasian in St. Petersburg (1898 - 1899). Until 1920 he worked in St. Petersburg and Moscow. Collaborated with the magazines "Rodina", "Zvezda" and "Niva", the literary supplement of the last executed many illustrations, in particular, the works of Gorky, Nikolai Leskov, Chekhov (1902 - 1906). In 1905 - 1907 drew cartoons for the satirical magazine, etc. In 1906 - 1917 illustrated books for publishers Moscow Sytina I., A. Marx, A. Stupin. Performed a series of Easter cards issued by "T-m A. Abrikosov Sons in Moscow", and postcards on the themes of the First World War and the Russian history. He worked in advertising. Member and exhibitor Art Circle "Sreda" (1900 - 1910). Participated in exhibitions Blanc et Noir (St. Petersburg, 1903), "The art in the book and the poster" (St. Petersburg, 1911 - 1912), etc. In the war years, the Moscow publishing house "glow" has released albums colored pastels Wizard "In the days of the war." After the revolution, became the founder of the Soviet political poster. Continued to book and magazine graphics. Over the years, signed pseudonyms: "A. Petrov "," Skif "," Aspid "and others took an active part in the exhibitions of works by Soviet artists. From 1921 he lived in Latvia, draw advertising and worked with Riga magazines. In 1939 he moved to Germany. In 1956, the State Museum of the Latvian and Russian Art in Riga held a memorial exhibition of the artist. His works are held in the Latvian National XM in Riga, State Museum of Contemporary History of Russia in Moscow, Russian State Library, Perm XM, etc.

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