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 Pavel Tchelitchew   (1898-1957)

  Figures in the Clouds
  • sepia ink and wash on paper, 1932
  • signed and dated 32 lower right recto
  • paper size 11½" x 15½" (29.2 x 39.4 cm.)
  • Provenance:  Julien Levy Gallery, NY
  • Literature:  Eugene Berman - Pavel Tchelitchew:
    Neo-Romantic Master Works from the 1930's & 1940's
    Gallery of Surrealism, NY, 2005, p.9
Sometime during the year 1932 the painter executed a number of drawings in which cloud-forms turn into all manner of fantastic images. These drawings prefigure the metamorphic landscapes of 1940-41, but were never developed into paintings at this time.
   -James Thrall Soby, Tchelitchew: Paintings-Drawings, MoMA, NY, 1942, p.24
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