Sailor VIALOV, KONSTANTIN ALEXANDROVICH
Sailor

circa 1930s.

Original gouache for 30 dnei: illustrirovannyi ezhemesiachnik (30 days: illustrated monthly journal), in blue, black and white, circa 1930s. 26 x 17.5 cm. Vialov was an accomplished Russian avant-garde painter, graphic artist, and theatrical designer. He studied at the Stroganov Art Institute in Moscow, where he specialized in textile design, at Svomas with Lentulov and Morgunov, and finally at VKhUTEMAS. In 1925 Vialov became a member of the OST (Society of Easel Artists) group and participated in its exhibitions from 1925–28. His work was represented in numerous exhibitions, which also included the work of fellow artists Popova, Exter, Stenberg, Stepanova, Lissitkzy, and others. Vialov’s works can be found in museums including the Tretyakov Gallery, The Russian Museum, and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne.

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