Nikolai Efimovich Timkov Oil Painting "Savoring the Summer"
Nikolai Efimovich Timkov (Russian, 1912 – 1993)
Savoring the Summer, 1939
Oil painting on board
Signed to the lower right
From the artist’s estate, circa 1994
The Pushkin Collection (TPC 901)
Private collection, New York
Often known as the “Dean of Impressionist Art,” Timkov is one of the more celebrated 20th century Russian painters. He began his art studies at Rostov Art College, graduating in 1930. At the invitation of Isaak Brodsky, Timkov studied Russian Realism at the Academy of Art. After completing his studies in 1939, he was called to serve in the Russian navy until 1946. Though he was trained in Russian Realism, Timkov developed his own unique impressionistic style of expressive and sweeping landscapes. Throughout his career, Timkov has been the subject of several one-man exhibitions and recognized for his Russian Impressionism landscapes.
- painting examined under UV light; slight uneven application to varnish over painting; nicks and stains to the gilt along the edges of the frame.
- measures frame; sight measures 13.25" W x 9.5" H.