(Russian-French, b. 1902)
STILL LIFE OF FLOWERS IN A FAÏENCE JUG
Oil on Canvas
29 x 24 Inches
Signed Lower Left
This talented member of the first generation of the School of Paris was born in the Ukraine and studied at the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Kiev. He moved to Paris at the where he joined his cousin, Pinchus Kremegne, and the other painters at La Ruche. He was a close friend of Chaim Soutine, with whom he frequently exhibited. He specialized in figural paintings and still lives, pioneering the style known as Figurative Intimism. His bold compositions and delicate palette together with his sensual handling of the paint place him in the forefront of Parisian painting between the wars. This lyrical example of his work dates from circa 1925 and shows the artist at the height of his powers. Volovick is well listed in all major art reference works, including Benezit which also shows a signature sample.
Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Vol. XIV, p.334; Mallett’s Index of Artists, Supplement, p.290; The Artists Bluebook, 2005 Edition, p.479; Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2003/4 Edition, p.2102; et al.