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"Bethesda Fountain, Central Park"

Documentation Signed
Origin United States, New York
Period 1920-1949
Materials Oil paint on canvas
W. 22.5 in; H. 18 in; D. 2.75 in;
W. 57.15 cm; H. 45.72 cm; D. 6.99 cm;
Condition Very good; slight stretcher bar wear top
Creation Date 1946
Description Oil on canvas painting of the iconic Bethesda Fountain in New York’s Central Park by the American painter Nicolai Cikovsky. Signed lower right and dated 1946. Several sailors and strollers
mill around the fountain on a beautiful sunlit day shortly after the war has ended. In very good original condition; slight stretcher bar wear in sky. Provenance: New York City estate.
Overall framed in its original wood and painted gesso frame 26 by 30 inches.

Biography Nicolai S. (Nicola) Cikovsky
Landscape and figure painter Nicolai S. Cikovsky, 1894-1984, was born in Russia, where he studied at the Vilna Art School, 1910-1914; the Penza Royal Art School, 1914-1918; and Moscow High Tech Art Institute, 1921-1923. He emigrated to the United States in 1923, exhibiting in that year in New York City at the Charles Daniels Gallery. In 1942, Cikovsky began spending summers on Long Island, New York, in the North Sea area, where he moved permanently in the late 1970s. He painted many land and seascapes there, and is said to have been an influence on two well-known area painters, Jane Freilicher and Fairfield Porter.
Styles / Movements Modernism, Post War
Incollect Reference Number 390164
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