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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, CALIFORNIA

Mikhail Chemiakin
EVENING IN ST PETERSBURG / PORTRAIT WITH DOLL
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, CALIFORNIA

Mikhail Chemiakin
EVENING IN ST PETERSBURG / PORTRAIT WITH DOLL
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Mikhail Chemiakin
B.1943
EVENING IN ST PETERSBURG / PORTRAIT WITH DOLL
signed in Latin and dated '1977' l.l.; further signed in Latin, dated '1977' and titled 'Peterburzhskiy vecher / Portret s kukloi' on the reverse
oil on canvas

Chemiakin was born in Moscow but spent his childhood in East Germany, moving back to the Soviet Union in 1957. Two years later he was expelled from the Repin School of Art in Leningrad for failing to adhere to the norms of Socialist Realism and for propagating a taste for Old Masters who were regarded as degenerate by the Soviet authorities. Chemiakin was routinely hounded by the KGB and subjected to forced psychiatric treatment. In 1971 he was ordered into exile for ideological subversion and settled in Paris which at the time boasted a sizeable community of young émigré artists from Leningrad. 

Chemiakin was free to hark back to the imagery of pre-Revolutionary Russia, executing a series of works on the theme of the carnival in Imperial St Petersburg. While in Paris he also published and edited the legendary Apollon-77, an almanac of Soviet unofficial art and poetry.


oil on canvas
Canvas: 42 by 32 in., 106.5 by 81.5cm
Framed: 46 1/4 by 36 in., 117.5 by 91.5cm
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Acquired directly from the artist by the present owners

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