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A2967- Ivan Tikhi, 1960-80s, Graphite on Paper, 22.5"x26.5" Framed

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Price: $2,450.00
Item Number: A2967
Artist: Soviet Impressionists

Period: 1960-90s
Materials/Technique: Graphite on Paper. Framed in a restored vintage wood frame with a distressed gold-leaf and beige finish using archival linen matting behind conservation clear glass. 9.5"x14", 22.5"x26.5" framed.
Artist: Ivan Tikhi


Ivan Tikhi was born in Savintsi, Kharkov reg., USSR, 1927. He studied at Kiev Art Institute until 1953. Active in Kiev and taught at Kiev Art Institute (now Art Academy) from 1964. Died 1980s. This group of Soviet Impressionist works was originally brought to the U.S. by renowned Russian art historian, collector, and dealer, Dianna Lennon.  After the fall of the Soviet Union, Ms. Lennon frequently traveled to Russia visiting artists and acquiring works from their personal collections.  Impressionism was considered a highly illegal act of resistance by the Soviet government because it did not adhere to the restricted forms of artistic expression; scenes of Soviet dominance and strength or propaganda.  It was dangerous for artists to use their material rations for anything but government work, hence the small size of these pieces, which were often painted on scraps of cardboard or canvas using very little amounts of paint. These paintings were created for the artist's pleasure and were as revolutionary in their creation as they are beautiful in their content.  Ms. Lennon brought each piece back to the West by hand, a true labor of love.

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