Russian Art at the Ashmolean Museum
7 Oct 2014 to 11 Jan 2015
Visit our Modern Art Gallery this autumn to see a stunning selection of Russian artworks in the Gallery's slide-out drawers. The Ashmolean is home to an important collection of Russian art that, for conservation reasons, cannot be displayed permanently.
On temporary display in the Gallery will be Leonid Pasternak's portrait of his two sons, Boris and Alexander, as well as a selection of watercolours and drawings by fellow Russian artists Konstantin Somov, Alexander Benois and Leon Bakst.
Born in Odessa in 1862, Pasternak is best known for his portraits, especially those of Tolstoy and his family. He became a popular painter in Russia, as well as a renowned teacher in Moscow, and his art was exhibited internationally. He moved to Oxford in 1938, where he died seven years later.
Image © The Pasternak Trust, courtesy of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
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