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Volovik Lazar (1902 - 1977)

A Ukrainian painter, theatre and movie artist. He was born in Kremenchug, Poltava province. In the years of 1917 - 1919 he studied at the Art School in Kharkiv and at Kyiv Art Academy. In 1921 he arrived in Paris. In 1922 he attended classes at the Academy of Grande Chaumière. Since 1923 he lived in "La Rush". He painted portraits, nudes, landscapes, still lives, scenes of theatrical life, bullfighting. He participated in many group exhibitions of Russian artists in Paris galleries together with H. Sutin, P. Kremen, N. Oryk, V. Naydych and with the groups “Udar” ("Beat") and Chysla ("Numbers"). He worked as a theatre artist, performing stage scenery and sketches of costumes. In 1936 he had a solo exhibition in New York. In 1943 together with J. Braque, A. Deren and other artists he took part in the Intimite exhibition. In 1944 he settled in Montparnasse. Since 1946 he worked for the ballet company "Russkie balety" (Russian Ballets). In the postwar years he had solo exhibitions in the galleries of A. Maurice (1952, 1958) and Serret-Fauveau (1963, 1965, 1967, 1972), participated in the group exhibitions: "La Rush" (gallery Montparnasse, 1960), "Russian artists of Paris School "(The House of French thought, 1961)," Russian View "(Heidelberg, 1974). Posthumously his works were presented at the exhibitions of "La Rush and Montparnasse" in the museum of Jacquemart-André (1978) and "Mad thirties" in the Grand Palace (1979). In 1984 the retrospective exhibition was held at the gallery of llette Dubois. In 1980s his widow donated several of the artist’s works to the State Art Museum and to the Sate Russian Museum.

Painters works:

Auction 12 Lot 55

«Still life with pheasant»,IInd third 20thC
canvas, oil; 6581

Price: 9 000 12 000 $

Auction 9 Lot 40

«At the Cote d'Azur», Ist quarter 20thC
canvas, oil; 4655

Price: 6 000 10 000 $

Auction 9 Lot 41

«Still life with chrysanthemums», Ist quarter 20thC
canvas, oil; 7862,5

Price: 8 000 10000 $

Auction 7 Lot 62

«Still life in pastel colors», 1950s.
print; 52,5x38,5

Price: 1 500 - 3000 $

Auction 7 Lot 70

«Flowers in a vase», 1930s.
canvas, oil; 6550

Price: 18 000 25000 $

Auction 7 Lot 71

«Zamboro-Remarque», 1947
canvas, oil; 6554

Price: 30 000 40000 $

Auction 6 Lot 54

«A girl in a white dress», 1930s.
canvas, oil; 9472

Price: 20 000 - 30000 $