Serge Ivanoff - Paris 1937 Original Print - Court Jesters - Uk 03
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Serge Ivanoff - Paris 1937
Original Print - Court Jesters
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Item is framed but the frame itself is not in a great condition - see images and a new owner would probably reframe this delightful piece.
Frame = 21.00cm x 24.5cm
Print = 13.0cm x 16.5cm
All Dimensions Are Approximate
Serge Petrovitch Ivanoff
Russian painter - Born 25 December 1893 in Moscow – Died 8 February 1983 in Paris.
Serge Ivanhoff was the son of a family of Moscovite merchants, He was artistic from a young age. On his parents' move to St. Petersburg he took the opportunity for further studies, and contact with Europe. In 1917, while the Russian Revolution raged, he entered what was then the Higher Arts College of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture at the Imperial Academy of Arts
In 1920, his wife, with their two children, fled the Bolsheviks to Paris. Two years later, having finished his studies and forever marked by the horrors of the revolution, Serge joined them in Paris.
A talented portraitist, he executed the portraits of many personalities, among which were the Pope Pius XI, Serge Lifar, Yvette Chauviré, Arthur Honegger, Edwige Feuillère, Vladimir Kirillovich, Grand Duke of Russia, Princess Vassili, Aleksandr Benois, Zinaida Serebriakova, Vyacheslav Ivanov, Alexandre Barbera-Ivanoff, Paul Valéry, Jacques Fath, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jefferson Caffery. Among the lesser known, Ivanoff also painted: the sculptor François Cogné (Cogné, in French), American designer and artist Irina Belotelkin, and art supply merchant Herman Flax.
In 1950, Ivanoff moved to the United States; one year later he became an honorary citizen. For over a decade he traveled across the American continent, executing many portraits. At the end of the 1960s, he returned to France. He was a member of the Salon des Indépendants. In 1966, France's first Minister of Cultural Affairs, André Malraux, awarded him a gold medal.
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