LADY WITH A FAN
signed with initials in Cyrillic l.r.; further signed, titled and dated 1990 and bearing a Soviet export stamp on the reverse
oil on canvas
Canvas: 12½ by 9½in., 32 by 24cm
Framed: 14¼ by 11¼in., 36.5 by 28.5cm
There are very minor frame abrasions and a very light layer of surface dirt, otherwise in excellent condition. Inspection under UV light does not reveal any obvious signs of restoration. Held in a simple white tray frame.
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Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York
Born in Krasnoyarsk in 1947, Elena Gritsenko started her education at the Krasnoyarsk State Institute of Art, later entering the I.E. Repin Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. During her student years, Gritsenko met Vladimir Sterligov - an avant-garde painter and poet and a former student of Kazimir Malevich, who had a profound influence on her style. Between 1972 and 1988 the artist participated in a series of exhibitions organized by Sterligov and his wife, the artist Tatiana Glebova, in their Leningrad studio. Since 1988, Gritsenko has been a member of the Union of Artists. She currently lives and works in St Petersburg.