OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED
RUSSIAN, WORKED IN BELGUIM, DATED 1928
52.5 X 36.25 INCHES
Leonid Frechkop was
born in Moscow where he studied painting at the Academy of Fine Art
under C. Korovine, A. Arkhipov and N. Kassatkine unitl 1920. In 1922
the artist received the Prix de Rome.
Frechkop moved to
Paris in the early 1920s and later settled in Brussels where many institutions
have collected his work such as the Cabinet des Estampes. The Musée
National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou and museums in
Dinant and Ixelles have also collected Frechkop’s work.
a Belgian artist, Frechkop was influenced by the ideals of Nouvelle
Objectivité and Néo Réalisme. He was also largely
influenced by the Italian Renaissance and the painter Hans Holbein.
In 1983 and 1987 the Galerie L’Oeil in Brussels exhibited a small
catalogue of the Frechkop’s work.
The artist is listed in many major publications of French and Belgian artists such as Benezit, Arto, Le Dictionnaire des Peintures Belges and Piron. Several significant oil paintings of female nudes by Frechkop have sold successfully at Christie’s Amsterdam since the artist’s death.