Birthday of a Nestling. 1975

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Volkova Elena Andreevna. b. 1915. Moscow

Born in Ukrainian town of Chuguev, lived in Siberia, in Moscow since 1978. Didnt attend school, learned to read and write on her own. 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.

Birthday of a Nestling. 1975

Oil on cardboard. 50 70

Signed and dated, bottom right: . 1975 .

Inv. -19971