Festival on the Bank of Irtysh. 1976


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Volkova Elena Andreevna. b. 1915. Moscow

Born in Ukrainian town of Chuguev, lived in Siberia, since 1978 - in Moscow. Didnt attend school, learned to read and write herself. Worked as a nurse, as a seamstress. From her childhood enjoyed modelling in clay, embroidering, painting the fairy-tale beasts and flowers with self-made paints. Since 1965 is constantly painting. Works without preliminary sketches, using her imagination, starts from the middle of the canvas. When I first saw how the brush gave birth to the images, I couldnt help crying of happiness, - the artist remembers. Frequently paints still-life compositions, in the last years prefers animal painting, making the portraits of birds, fish, and animals. In the opinion of the leading Russian experts Volkova is among the 10 best Russian naive painters.

Festival on the Bank of Irtysh. 1976

Oil on canvas. 84 96

Signed and dated, bottom left: . 1976 .

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