Thursday, July 11, 2013
OBSCURE RUSSIAN PAINTERS SERIES II
Another such Russian painter was Konstantin Ivanovich Gorbatov, (1876 - 1945)
Gorbatov was a post-Impreesionist artist, born in Stavropol. He studied civil engineering at the Baron Stieglitz Center for Technical Draftsmanship before switching his field of study to painting.
He left Russia in 1922 to settle on the Island of Capri and 4 years later moved to Berlin where he lived out the rest of his life. Gorbatov was a member of a Russian emigree artistic circle and soon won recognition as a well-known established artist. However, during WWII, his art was deemed unneeded by Nazi Germany which caused him to become impoverished.
After his death, his works were delivered to the Moscow Regional Museum of History and Arts.
Image featured above is titled "The Invisible Town of Kitezh" 1913, by Gorbatov.