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    Sale 2162

    Russian Art

    24 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 308

    Olga Sacharoff (1889-1967)

    A Spanish landscape

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    Olga Sacharoff (1889-1967)
    A Spanish landscape
    signed 'Olga Sacharoff' (lower right); with further inscription 'An original by my wife the painter/Olga Sacharoff-year 1957-/Otho Lloyd-1976' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    25¾ x 32¼ in. (65.4 x 82 cm.)

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    In 1910, shortly after Olga Sacharoff left Tblisi, Georgia to study in Munich, she married Oscar Wilde's nephew Otho Lloyd. Although she resided in Spain for most of her career, she frequently exhibited her works in Paris where she had previously studied at the Académie Marie Vassilieff. Among her most important exhibitions in the 1920s were those at the Salon d'Automne, Salon des Indépendants, and L'Araigne. Influenced by French Modernism and the work of Francis Picabia, with whom she collaborated, Olga Sacharoff's paintings, including the present work, show a remarkable sensitivity to the subtle effects of light.