SOVIET OIL PAINTING PORTRAIT OF LADY
The powerful eyes of this Soviet lady are fascinating. Painted in a canvas around the 1960’s by Ukrainian artist Nikolay Filippovich Sukhoripa, she stands proud and yet reflects an era of hardships.
With different hues of blues, greens and pinks, the portrait has a soothing and strong presence at the same time. We think this piece is elegant, edgy and full of emotions.
It was purchased from the grandson of the artist.
About the artist
Nikolay Filippovich Sukhoripa (1925-2010) comes from the Cherkasy region, in Ukraine, where he went to the Kiev Art Institute. He was one the most prominent artists from the Soviet Union, having joined the Army in 1944. His commission works stand in public places, such as the mosaic panel “Campaign of the Prince Igor” at entry of the city of Novgorod-Seversk and the image of Jesus Christ in St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery in Kiev. Also, he was the designer of the National Philharmonic Hall of Ukraine.
Grandson of another famous master, Izhakevich Ivan Sidorovich (1864-1962), Sukhoripa painted thematic pictures, portraits and landscapes. His works are presented in museums, galleries and private collections in Ukraine, Russia and beyond.