Russian Avant-Garde Artists
Circus Entertainer in a Top Hat. 1920
Oil on plywood. 55 x 45cm
Alexander Kozlov (1902-1946)
In 1918, he entered the Moscow State Free Art Studios. His favourite great masters were Rembrandt, El-Greco, Delacroix, Cezanne and P.Kuznetsov. He participated in exhibitions from 1930 onwards. Kozlov’s paintings are plastic, emotional and expressive. “Circus Entertainer in a Top Hat” and “Portrait of a Woman in a Hat” belong to the earlier period of his artistic endeavour. In 1946, Kozlov died in an accident.
Portrait of a Woman in a Hat. 1920
Oil on plywood. 54.5 x 44.5