Rare folk portrait work by 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.
Literature:"Lexicon of ukrainian artists" , Kiew, 1973.
Inscription: signed and dated (19)43 lower right
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period frame
Measurements: unframed w 24 3/4" x h 23 2/3" (63 x 60 cm), framed w 31 " x h 30 1/4" (79 x 77 cm)
Condition: in very good condition