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Still Life of Fruit and Fowers

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  • Description
    Nicolai Cikovsky
    Am. 1894-1984

    Still Life of Fruit and Fowers

    oil on canvas
    30 x 26 inches
    framed: 36 x 32 1/2 inches
    signed and dated 1948

    David Golding, New York City
    Private collection, Morristown, New Jersey

    Nicolai Cikovsky's educational journey unfolded in Russia during a tumultuous era marked by profound cultural, political, and social changes. His early artistic training took place in Russia at the Vilna Art School, Penza Royal Art School, and Vkhutemas Higher Art and Technical Studies. Departing from Russia in 1923, a period following the conclusion of the Civil War (1917–1922), Cikovsky embarked on a remarkable reinvention of his career in the vibrant city of New York.

    Employing a semi-Cubist style, he showcased his art at the Charles Daniel Gallery, later expanding his presence to include exhibitions at the Downtown Gallery and the Whitney Museum of American Art in the early 1930s. Cikovsky's artistic focus primarily revolved around the depiction of figures and landscapes. In 1942, he initiated a tradition of spending his summers in North Sea on Long Island's East End, eventually establishing a permanent residence there by the early 1970s. Cikovsky actively participated in the Hampton Bays Art Group, an informal collective of artists who frequently exhibited together in the region, alongside notable figures such as Burliuk, the Soyers, Milton Avery, George Constant, Arshile Gorky, and others.

    Furthermore, Cikovsky was a valued member of prominent New York City institutions, including the National Academy of Design, where he held the titles of Associate (1968) and Academician (1970). He was also affiliated with the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers.

    Nicolai Cikovsky's work may be found in the following collections:

    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
    Museum of Modern Art, New York
    Brooklyn Museum, New York
    Art Institute of Chicago
    Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
    St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri
    Los Angeles Museum
    Worcester Museum of Art
    University of Arizona, Tucson
    Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
    Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.
    Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.
    W. R. Nelson Gallery, Kansas City
    Milwaukee Art Institute
    Phillips Memorial Gallery, Washington, D.C.
    University of Minnesota

    Some of the artist's exhibitions include:

    Museum of Modern Art, New York
    Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1932-1949
    National Academy of Design, New York, 1947-1949; Purchase Prizes: 1959, 1960, 1964, and Isaac N. Maynard Prize in 1964
    Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1932-1955, 1966
    Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh
    New York World's Fair, 1940
    Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, 1931 (medal), 1932 (Harris Bronze Medal and Logan Purchase Prize), 1933 (prize), 1960-1961
    Downtown Gallery, New York, 1933, 1938
    Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1930-1957, also solo
    Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
    Worcester Museum of Art, Massachusetts, 1933 (first prize)
    Society of Washington Artists, 1937-1939 (medals), 1940-1941
    Newark Museum of Art, New Jersey
    Glasgow Museum, Scotland
    Salons of America
    Whyte Gallery, Washington, D. C., 1939, solo
    Associated American Artists, New York, 1944, 1946, 1949, 1952, 1956
    Studio Gallery, solo
    Washington D. C. Public Library, solo
    IFA Gallery, solo

    The artist's extensive teaching experience includes:

    Ekaterinenburg Higher Tech Art Institute, Russia, 1919-1921
    St. Paul School of Art, 1934-1935
    Cincinnati Art Academy, 1935-1936
    Art Institute of Chicago, 1937
    Art Students League of New York
    College of Notre Dame, Maryland
    Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Period: 1920-1949
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1948
    Styles / Movements: Other
    Incollect Reference #: 679643
  • Dimensions
    W. 26 in; H. 30 in;
    W. 66.04 cm; H. 76.2 cm;
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Schillay Fine Art, Inc. and Richard Schillay have carried on and expanded the art dealing tradition begun by Richard’s father, M. Edwin Schillay. For decades after World War II, M. Edwin Schillay was the foremost dealer of 19th century British art. He spearheaded the introduction to America of Victorian paintings on a large scale. Today Schillay Fine Art has greatly expanded its interests and offering -- well into the fields of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Modern, and Post-War art.

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