Russian Soldier on a Horse
1882-1967, Russian/American

A wonderful painting by the "father of Russian Futurism", David Burliuk. Oil on canvas board, 13 x 13 inches, framed, signed on the lower left. Painted with heavy impasto brushwork. Burliuk studied at the Royal Academy in Munich and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In his most active period he participated in many important avant-garde exhibitions in Kyiv, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Munich. The appearance of the Futurists, as they called themselves, liked to wear gaudy waistcoats, sometimes painted animals on their faces, and wore wooden spoons in their lapels.


Les Bons Bourgeois
1808-1879, French

Lithograph, image size 12 x 9 inches, 1847, D. 1543, plate signed "h.D." l.l., this is from the comic journal of the time, "Le Charivari", published Sept. 28, 1847, which Daumier used as a venue for his views on the corrupt social and political life of the elite. For example, through the use of satire he portrayed the king as a money eating "Gargantua" which landed him in jail for six months. He was referred to as the "Michelangelo of caricature" by his fellow artists creating over 500 paintings and 1000 drawings in his lifetime.


20th Century, American

A very fine scratchboard image of a stormy coastline, sight size 2 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches, 1948, initialed and dated in the image, pencil signed on the window mat, framed.