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Anatoly Kostovsky Russian, Born 1928 Type: Oil on panel
Dimensions: 16 x 30
Frame Dimensions: 21.75 x 35.25 inches
Signature: signed lower left and verso
Bank of Angara River, 1980

About the Artist
Born in 1928, and a native of Russia, Anatoly Kostovsky predominately painted scenes of Irkutsk, one of the largest cities in Siberia. Critics have described him as a Master, representing the best of the contemporary school working in the traditions of classical realism.

Kostovsky studied under Russian renowned teacher, Dmitri Barkalov, an instructor at the Surikov School of Art in Moscow. Barkalov studied with prominent artists such as A. V. Lentulov, A. A. Osmirkhin and I. I. Chekmazov. Many early 20th century Russian masters including Piotr Konchalovsky, Leonid Turzhansky and Piotr Petrovichev, all of who were working under the strong influence of impressionism, impacted Kostovsky’s work.

Kostovsky developed his own unique style of expression utilizing vibrant colors while displaying an extraordinary sense of energy. Utilizing rich colors and textured brush strokes, he communicated his deep passion for Siberian nature and the people of the land. His avid travels during the changing seasons allowed him to capture countless Siberian landscapes and the people living there.

Anatoly Kostovsky’s work is shown customarily in Irkutsk. He has a permanent display in the V. P. Sukachev Art Museum.

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