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Russian Portraits

Russian Portraits

Paintings bought directly from the artists by London dealer, John Barkes.

The artists are professional painters and members of a Union of Artists. Many are represented in Russian museums and, since the Gorbachev reforms of the 1980s, their paintings are increasingly seen in galleries in the U.K., Europe, America and, most recently, China.

Among them are many artists who trained and taught at St Petersburg's prestigious Repin Academy, a school which produces graduates renowned for the depth of their draftsmanship and brilliant attention to detail and colour. Russian art has well and truly jumped the Iron Curtain and provides  a vigorous secondary market for collectors. 




Village Madonna  1977

Igor Fadin
Village Madonna 1977

Oil on canvas
98 x 74 cm

$3,600

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Reading The Gazette  1991

Nikita Tsytsin
Reading The Gazette 1991

Oil on card
48.5 x 39.2 cm

 $1,400

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Self Portrait c1978

Nataliya Ziva
Self Portrait c1978

Oil on canvas
108 x 71.5 cm

$8,500

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The Artist 1958

Semeon Abramov
The Artist 1958

Oil on board
31 x 26 cm

$1,200

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Self Portrait  1947

Gennrikh Bagrov
Self Portrait 1947

Oil on board
30 x 25 cm

$1,500     $1,350

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Young Child c.1960

Dmitri Belyaev
Young Child c.1960

Oil on board
29.5 x 23 cm

$1,200

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Artist Sketching 1963

Igor Fadin
Artist Sketching 1963

Oil on card
12 x 16.5 cm

$1,100

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Mother Drinking Tea 1950

Anatoli Golovastov
Mother Drinking Tea 1950

Oil on canvas
54.5 x 69.3 cm

$3,200

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Farm Supervisor  1964

Nadezhda Kalegina
Farm Supervisor 1964

Oil on canvas
89 x 82 cm

$4,800

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Feti, Leningrad  1944

Valeria Larina
Feti, Leningrad 1944

Oil on canvas
52 x 42 cm

$1,850

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Girl with Doll  1972

Valeria Larina
Girl with Doll 1972

Oil on card

50 x 35 cm


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Conversation 1953

Lidiya Milova
Conversation 1953

Oil on board
43 x 53.5 cm

$2,400

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Viktor Sharanovich  1960

Vera Nazina
Viktor Sharanovich 1960

Oil on board
45.3 x 33.7 cm

$1,500

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Sauna, 1959

Viktor Otiev
Sauna, 1959

Oil on board
28 x 20.5 cm

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Little Girl Lost   1959

Viktor Otiev
Little Girl Lost 1959

Oil on card
24.5 x 33.5 cm

$1,500

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Cross Country Skier  1969

Petr Smukrovich
Cross Country Skier 1969

Oil on board

35 x 28 cm

 

$1,450

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Cross Country Skier  1965

Petr Smukrovich
Cross Country Skier 1965

Oil on board

48 x 33 cm

 

$1,650

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Young Pioneer 1954

Edvard Vyrzhikovski
Young Pioneer 1954

Oil on card
36 x 26 cm

$1,450

 

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In the Kitchen  1990

Nikita Tsytsin
In the Kitchen 1990

Oil on card
26.3 x 19 cm

$1,200

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