Impressionistic landscape with a lakeon the turn from winter to spring , it was executed by important Russian-Ukrainian artist Stepan Feodorovich Kolesnikov (1879 - 1955). The painting was purchased by the last owner from the South French private estate .
Kolesnikov Stepan Feodorovich (1879 - 1955) studied at Odessa Art School (1897-1903) and AA Popov, Higher Art School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture at IAH (1903-1909) at LD Iorini, K. ; K. Kostandi, GA Ladyzhenskaya. In 1905, for the painting "Spring" was awarded second prize at the Spring exhibition in the halls of IAH. In 1909, for the painting "In the old place" was the title of the artist and the right of a pensioner´s trip abroad. In 1909-1911 - pensioner IAH in Germany, France and Belgium. Lived in St. Petersburg. Their work reproduced in magazines "Niva", "Ogonyok" and others. Was also engaged in a monumental painting. Since 1904 - participant of exhibitions, has exhibited his works at exhibitions of Moscow Society of Art Lovers (1904, 1905, 1908, 1912), Spring exhibition in the halls of IAH (1905-1909), Salon B. A. Izdebsky (1909-1910), the Association of Artists (1912, 1915-1916), TPHV (1916-1917), the Association of South Russian Artists (1918) and others. Since 1910 - member of the Community of Artists ". Has repeatedly won awards at the Society for the Encouragement of Arts Competition. AIKuindzhi. In 1919 he emigrated, he settled in Belgrade. Until 1930 Kolesnikov´s works also appeared in exhibitions in Soviet RussiaCreativity of the artist is represented in many museum collections, among them - the State Tretyakov Gallery, State Russian Museum, Pushkin Museum im. Pushkin, Research Museum of Russia Academy of Arts, The Odessa Art Museum and others.
The artist biographies in Russian see under following link:http://www.art-catalog.ru/artist.php?id_artist=433http://artinvestment.ru/auctions/1278/biography.html
Literature: "Dictionary of Ukrainian artists (in ukrainian)" , Ukrainian encyclopedia Edition, Kiew, 1973; "Dictionary of russian painters-emigrants"(in Russian); Thieme/Becker "Lexicon of artists from antique to contemporary", Leipzig, 1999.
Inscription: signed in Latin lower left, on the reverse - old inventory number 22, written with the hand.
Technique: oil on cardboard. Original period frame.
Measurements: unframed w 16 1/8" x h 12 5/8" (41 x 32 cm), framed w 19 3/4" x h 16 1/2" (50 x 42 cm)
Condition: in very good condition.