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.


Hog Island - II - Wet Basin - Hulls Afloat
1881-1953, American

A wonderful impression by the American artist Thornton Oakley measuring 20 x 14 1/2 inches, pencil signed by the printer, Bolton Brown, l.l., plate signed and pencil titled by the artist l.r., c. 1918. Graduating with a degree in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1902, Oakley then changed mediums and began studying illustration under Howard Pyle at the Brandywine School and became one of Pennsylvania's most accomplished illustrators, best known for his drawings of American industrial scenes.


A Young Man
1940-, American

Crayon and watercolor on paper, 11 3/4 x 8 7/8 inches, signed "K. Bokov", l.l.