Artist of the moment………Serge Poliakoff

 

 

Serge Poliakoff was a Russian born French painter renown for his modernist style. Serge Poliakoff was born in Moscow, Russia in the year 1900. The artist was the thirteenth of fourteenth children. His father bred horses for the army so his family was well off financially.

Poliakoff briefly attended the Moscow School of Painting and Sculpting before dropping out and moving to Constantinople. He was able to earn good money as a musician.

As a musician his specialty was the guitar. Poliakoff played a uniquely shaped guitar called the balalaika.

In 1923, the artist moved to Paris, France.

In 1962, the artist became a French citizen.

Below a montage of works by Poliakoff set to music:

The artist was not only a great painter, but later in his career became taken with ceramics.

Poliakoff passed away in 1969.

Price range information: Works range from lithograph prints and etchings starting at $8,000 to original oils which can reach $800,000. Works in gouache range from $10,000 to $140,000.

What unique shapes the artist created.

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