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    Sale 2162

    Russian Art

    24 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 353

    Alexandre Gerasimov (1881-1963)

    Peonies

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    Alexandre Gerasimov (1881-1963)
    Peonies
    signed in Cyrillic and dated 'A. Gerasimov 1958' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    33½ x 35 in. (85.1 x 88.9 cm.)


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    As a Socialist realist painter, Alexandre Gerasimov stood out for his depiction of nature. His landscapes, and particularly his still lifes, not only set him apart from his more politicizing contemporaries, but also revealed his extraordinary artistic abilities. This painting reflects Gerasimov's love of flowers and the charm of the Russian summer.