1960's, 'Russian Sailor' Alexei Solodovnikov


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1960's, 'Russian Sailor' Alexei Solodovnikov

Evocative, Russian School, portrait of a sailor by Soviet artist Alexei Pavlovitch Solodovnikov (1928-2017). Painted on board, this stunning portrait is filled with light. The young sailor, his ruck sack over his shoulder and sporting a Breton shirt, looks thoughtful as he looks into the middle distance. Calm emanates from a powder blue sky.

Aleksey Pavlovich Solodovnikov was born on September 24, 1928 in the village of Tokarevo of the Yaroslavl region in Russia.
From 1943 to 1948 he studied in the Yaroslavl Art School.
In 1955 he graduated from the Kiev State Institute of Art, where his teacher was Grigoriev S.A.
Since 1951 Solodovnikov was a participant of the local, national and international art exhibitions.
He had been a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR since 1961, later he became a member of the Union of the Artists of Ukraine.

In 2007 Solodovnikov was awarded the title "Honored Artist of Ukraine".
Artworks by Solodovnikov are represented in museums, galleries and private collections in Ukraine and abroad.

Frame: Newly framed
CM: 34 x 42
Inches: 13 1/4 x 16 1/2
CM: 25.5 x 34
Inches: 10 x 13
Provenance: Russian School
Condition: Good
Date: 1960



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