Kustodiev Boris Mikhailovich

Kustodiev Boris Mikhailovich (1878, Astrakhan – 1927, Leningrad).

The painter studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1896–1903) under I. Repin and participated in the making of The State Council Session (1901–1903, the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg). His talent as a brilliant portrait painter became apparent in the years of learning already. During the first Russian revolution of 1905–1907 Kustodiev cartooned for Zhupel and Adskaya pochta magazines. In 1908, he began to work in the field of portrait sculpture. He was a member of artists’ associations such as the World of Art and the Russian Artists’ Union. Living in St. Petersburg and Moscow, the artist frequently traveled to upper Volga cities and villages where he painted scenes from traditional country life (the ‘fairs’, ‘Shrovetide’ and ‘village feasts’ series) and colorful folk characters such as the ‘tradeswomen’, ‘tradesmen’ and the bathing beauties known as ‘Russian Venuses’. His first canvas of the kind (Fair, 1906, Tretyakov Gallery) was commissioned by the State Papers Dispatch Department for a planned but never produced series of cheap popular prints. After the 1917 revolution, Kustodiev made his best book illustrations (for N. Leskov’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and E. Zamyatin’s Rus; both 1923, etc.) and stage designs (E. Zamyatin’s Flea for the Second Moscow Academic Art Theater, 1925, etc.). The artist’s works are in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, and in many regional museums.

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Auctions:

  Lot   DESCRIPTION VALUED PRICE
Купеческая пара на набережной реки.
№ 11 Купеческая пара на набережной реки.

Merchant Couple at River Embankment.

Author: Kustodiev Boris Mikhailovich

Year: 1910-еs
Technique: Paper, pencil.
Size: 20х26,5.

Auction № 11
Russian art of 20th centuries
11 March 2006

Valued price
7000 - 8000 $
7000 - 8000 $
Провинция. Подготовительный рисунок к картине
№ 12 Провинция. Подготовительный рисунок к картине

Province. Preparatory drawing to the painting “Province”.

Author: Kustodiev Boris Mikhailovich

Year: 1900-еs
Technique: Paper, pencil.
Size: 21х26.

Auction № 11
Russian art of 20th centuries
11 March 2006

Valued price
7000 - 8000 $
7000 - 8000 $
Пролетарии всех стран соединяйтесь.
№ 15 Пролетарии всех стран соединяйтесь.

Proletarians of all countries get together.

Author: Kustodiev Boris Mikhailovich

Year: 1923
Technique: Paper, water-colour.
Size: 29,5х24,5.

Auction № 80
Triumph of the Socialist realism
25 October 2008

Valued price
500000 - 750000 rub.
500000 - 750000 rub.
Натурщик в костюме воина XVI века. На обороте
№ 25 Натурщик в костюме воина XVI века. На обороте

Model in the costume of a warrior of XVI century. On the flip side "street scene".

Author: Kustodiev Boris Mikhailovich

Year: 1900.
Technique: Graphite pencil and watercolour on paper.
Size: 30х24.

Auction № 128
Russian and Western European art of 19-20th centuries
13 March 2012

Valued price
320000-450000 rub.
320000-450000 rub.
Радуга.
№ 28 Радуга.

Rainbow.

Author: Kustodiev Boris Mikhailovich

Year: The early of XX century.
Technique: Coloured autolithography.
Size: 20,5х27,5.

Auction № 140
Russian and Western European art of 19-20th centuries
23 October 2014

Valued price
50000-80000 rub.
50000-80000 rub.
Лежащая.
№ 29 Лежащая.

Lying.

Author: Kustodiev Boris Mikhailovich

Year: 1924
Technique: Paper, graphite pencil.
Size: 11,2х12,5.

Auction № 37
Photo, Graphics, Posters
20 September 2007

Valued price
25000 - 30000 rub.
25000 - 30000 rub.
Матрос и Милая. Работа двухсторонняя.
№ 34 Матрос и Милая. Работа двухсторонняя.

Sailor and Sweetheart. Sided picture.

Author: Kustodiev Boris Mikhailovich

Year: 1925.
Technique: Black ink, brush, graphite pencil on paper.
Size: 26,8х21.

Auction № 140
Russian and Western European art of 19-20th centuries
23 October 2014

Valued price
1000000-1500000 rub.
1000000-1500000 rub.
Эротическая сцена.
№ 35 Эротическая сцена.

Erotic scene.

Author: Kustodiev Boris Mikhailovich

Year: The early of XX century.
Technique: Mix media on paper.
Size: 12х21.

Auction № 140
Russian and Western European art of 19-20th centuries
23 October 2014

Valued price
700000-1200000 rub.
700000-1200000 rub.
На ярмарке.
№ 153 На ярмарке.

At fair.

Author: Kustodiev Boris Mikhailovich

Year: 1910-es
Technique: Paper, pencil.
Size: 26,7х29,7.

Auction № 29
Russian and West-European Art of the XIX-XX centuries
21 April 2007

Valued price
95000 - 110000 rub.
95000 - 110000 rub.
Путники.
№ 154 Путники.

Wayfarers.

Author: Kustodiev Boris Mikhailovich

Year: 1910-es
Technique: Paper, pencil.
Size: 18,9х18,7.

Auction № 29
Russian and West-European Art of the XIX-XX centuries
21 April 2007

Valued price
95000 - 110000 rub.
95000 - 110000 rub.
Автолитографии.
№ 254 Автолитографии.

Author: Kustodiev Boris Mikhailovich

Year: 1921
Size: 30х41

Auction № 62
Spring salon
19 April 2008

Valued price
175000 - 175000 rub.
175000 - 175000 rub.

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