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.


Quai Aux Fleurs
1877-1942, Czech

Color etching and aquatint. Pencil signed in the lower right and numbered 64 in the lower left. Edition of 300. Plate initialed in the lower center. Catalog: Baker 183, Novak 371. Published in L'Estampe Moderne in 1922. Plate measures 12 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches in an 18 1/2 x 21 7/8 inch black and gold frame. Provenance Kennedy & Co. Rare Prints, according to a stamp on the back of frame.


Abstract Grand
1947 - , French

Watercolor study for festival poster by Henri Guibal, 1970, sheet size measuring 19 5/8 x 16 inches, inscription by artist on lower border.