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“Beach on Peconic Bay”

Documentation Signed
Origin United States, New York
Period 1950-1979
Materials Watercolor on archival paper
Dimensions
W. 13.75 in; H. 10 in; D. 1 in;
W. 34.93 cm; H. 25.4 cm; D. 2.54 cm;
Condition Very good
Creation Date Circa 1955
Description Watercolor on archival paper by the Russian/American artist, Nicholai Cikovsky. Signed lower right. In very good condition with no issues. Light toning of paper consistent with age. Beach on the Peconic Bay in Southampton where the artist lived. Circa 1955. Newly matted but retaining original one inch wide gold frame. Overall 19.5 by 23.5 inches.

Cikovsky was born in Russia in 1894 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.

Cikovsky was a member of New York City institutions, including the National Academy of Design (Associate 1968; Academician 1970); National Institute of Arts and Letters; and Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers.

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

Collections & Museums:
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.
Styles / Movements Contemporary, Modernism
Incollect Reference Number 339637
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