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Sergei Bongart Original Russian American Santa Monica California Colorist Still Life Interior Gouache Watercolor on Paper Gallery Painting
Sergei Bongart Original Russian American Santa Monica California Colorist Still Life Interior Gouache Watercolor on Paper Gallery Painting
Sergei Bongart Original Russian American Santa Monica California Colorist Still Life Interior Gouache Watercolor on Paper Gallery Painting
Sergei Bongart Original Russian American Santa Monica California Colorist Still Life Interior Gouache Watercolor on Paper Gallery Painting
Sergei Bongart Original Russian American Santa Monica California Colorist Still Life Interior Gouache Watercolor on Paper Gallery Painting
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Sergei Bongart Original Russian American Santa Monica California Colorist Still Life Interior Gouache Watercolor on Paper Gallery Painting

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Original, vintage Sergei Bongart, (Russian-American (1918–1985) ) colorist painter, mixed media watercolor and gouache still life painting. Excellent painting is drenched in brilliant layers of color; a Santa Monica interior setting where the scene was painted.


Born in Kiev, in the Ukraine, Sergei Bongart, (1918–1985), was traditionally trained in the academics, and Russian Realism at the Kiev Art Institute. With remarkable early talent, his paintings graced the walls of museums, by age eighteen. Sergei Bongart studied art in Prague, Munich, and Vienna, as well as Kiev; before emigrating to the United States, in 1948. Bongart lived 6 years in Memphis, Tennessee; the location of his sponsor. In 1954, he moved to Los Angeles, where he furthered his training, with the renowned Russian-born master, Nikolai Fechin, and founded an art school. He taught a number of aspiring young painters who later became well-known, nationally collected American artists—among them: Peter Liashkov, Del Gish, Sunny Apinchapong, Ron Lukus, Rulon Hacking, Melinda Miles, Patricia LeGrande Bongart, Susan Greaves, James Dudley Slay, Don Sahli and Ovanes Berberian.
In 1969, Bongart established an art school in Idaho. He lived half the year in Santa Monica, California and the other half in Idaho. Much of his art reflects the rustic settings which reminded him of his homeland.
Bongart is admired for his richly colored and emotionally expressive landscapes, still lifes and portraits. He was best known as a colorist, working in exaggerated color, using dynamic but carefully controlled color relationships and extolling the virtues of approaching painting as "color first, subject last." His work is featured in prominent museums, and has received many awards, including a 1982 Gold Medal from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame for his oil painting entitled "Spring Evening." In 1968, he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member.


Sergei Bongart

(1918–1985)

Russian-American Painter, Colorist

Gouache, Watercolor on Paper, Mixed Media


Painting is on paper and housed behind vintage frame, setting, mat, and glass. Glass is a professional mat vintage glass. Verso, on original brown gallery paper, stamp reads:

Fields Art Gallery
9010 West Pico Blvd
LA 35- CR. 3-0380


CUSTOM MADE


The approximate measurements of painting alone are 9 3/4W" X 23"H, plus mat and frame. (Painting is possibly larger behind mat; that is unknown. Painting has not been opened or removed from original frame; (back brown paper gallery seal is still intact). Entire painting in frame, measures approximately 17.3"W X 33"H.

Hand signed lower right. Signature is a bit difficult to read. Please review images.

Painting's estimated age is at approximately 1957. Due to apparent age of mat, and frame, the frame and mat are also estimated at approximately 1957.

Painting is in excellent to mint original condition. There has never been a clean or professional art restoration, nor in-painting. (Painting has never been removed from frame, nor unsealed from gallery) Painting is in all original condition.

 

 

 

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