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    Sale 5962

    The Vincent Ferguson Collection

    8 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 234

    Zdzislaw Ruszkowski (1907-1991)

    Seated nude

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Zdzislaw Ruszkowski (1907-1991)
    Seated nude
    oil on canvas
    20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.7 cm.)
    Lots 234-236 were signed by the artist's daughter in 1987 with permission from the artist.


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    David Buckman writes of this Polish born artist 'Studied at Cracow Academy of Fine Arts, 1924-9, after showing very early talent, then Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, 1930-2, in the latter part of the 1930s working in France where he knew the English painter Matthew Smith and came under the influence of Cézanne. Moved with the Polish army to Scotland during World War II, in the mid-1940s settling in north London. Showed widely there and in the provinces, having his first one-man show at Roland, Browse and Delbanco. There was a retrospective at Leeds City Art Gallery, which holds his work, in 1966' (see D. Buckman, Artists in Britain since 1945, Bristol, 2006, pp. 1390-1391).

    We are very grateful to the artist's daughter, Mrs Peebles, for her assistance in cataloguing lots 234-236.

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    Exhibited

    London, Schwartz Sackin Gallery, Zdzislaw Ruszkowski, 1987.