Nice typical Art-deco portrait of a girl by Russian painter Michail Nikolajevich Dobronravov.
Michail Nikolaevich Dobronravov (1904 Belgorod, Russia - 1979 Lvov, Ukraine) studied in 1922-1929 at Kharkov Art Institute under S. M. Prokhorov, A. O. Kokel', M. N. Burachek and M. S. Fedorov. From 1931 he was active as an art teacher - at first at "Rabfak" (university's preliminary stage for workers), then - at Kharkov Art Institute (1934-1941), and in 1952-1967 at the Children Art College in Lvov. In 1930-32 he was a member of AChCzU (Association of Artists of Red Ukraine). Works of his can be seen in most important Ukrainian museums.
Inscription: signed and inscribed Sofia, 21.I.1927, lower right
Technique: oil on canvas
Measurements: unframed w 9" x h 10 1/2" (23 x 27 cm), framed w 11 1/2" x h 12 2/3" (28.5 x 32.5 cm)
Condition: in very good condition