Boris E. Skvirsky (1887 - date unknown)
- Boris E. Skvirsky
- Portfolio of nude studies, 1930s
- Various image sizes approx. 30 x 24 cm (12 x 9½ in.)
One print is signed in pencil in the image.
Boris E. Skvirsky acted in the 1930s as the unofficial Russian ambassador to the US -- unofficial because the countries had broken formal relations. According to Time magazine "Though Washington does not recognise Moscow, the Hoover administration permits a Soviet Russian Information Bureau to flourish in a modest red brick house on Massachusetts Avenue, within a mile of the White house. The chief of this bureau is Boris E. Skvirsky."
Skvirsky clearly had time on his hands, and these derivative but delightful nude studies are one of the results.