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    NIKOLAI YAKOVLEVICH BELYAEV (Russian, b. 1916)
    They Are Happy, 1949
    Oil on canvas
    76-1/2 x 58-1/2 inches (194.3 x 148.6 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right in Cyrillic
    Inscribed verso in Cyrillic
    .Nikolai Belyaev was born in Tsarytsyn Russia and studied at the 1905 Revolution Art School graduating in 1939. He spent his career documenting everyday Russian life in his thematic works such as They Are Happy, offered here. A scene of joyous, patriotic children, the work is full of life and color. Painted in 1949, Belyaev was then rising to the top of the Russian art world. A member of the Grekov Studios of Monumental and Battle Art, he became a laureate of the All-Union Exhibition of 1949 with this very work.

    НИКОЛАЙ ЯКОВЛЕВИЧ БЕЛЯЕВ (Р. 1916) СЧАСЛИВЫЕ, 1949
    ХОЛСТ, МАСЛО
    76-1/2 Х 58-1/2 ДЮЙМОВ (194.3 Х 148.6 СМ)
    ПОДПИСЬ ПО-РУССКИ И ДАТА ВНИЗУ СПРАВА
    НАДПИСЬ НА ОБОРОТЕ ПО-РУССКИ

    НИКОЛАЙ БЕЛЯЕВ РОДИЛСЯ В РОССИИ, В ГОРОДЕ ЦАРИЦИН. В 1939 ГОДУ ОН ЗАКОНЧИЛ МОСКОВСКОЕ АКАДЕМИЧЕСКОЕ ХУДОЖЕСТВЕННОЕ УЧИЛИЩЕ ПАМЯТИ 1905 ГОДА. БЕЛЯЕВ ПРОЖИЛ ЗАМЕЧАТЕЛЬНУЮ ЖИЗНЬ, ДОКУМЕНТИРУЯ В СВОИХ ТЕМАТИЧЕСКИХ РАБОТАХ СЦЕНЫ СОВЕТСКОГО БЫТА. ИМЕННО ТАКИМ И СТАЛО ПРЕДСТАВЛЕННОЕ ЗДЕСЬ ПОЛОТНО «СЧАСТЛИВЫЕ». НА КАРТИНЕ, ИЗЛУЧАЮЩЕЙ ЖИЗНЕННУЮ ЭНЕРГИЮ, ИЗОБРАЖЕНЫ ЮНЫЕ ПИОНЕРЫ. НАПИСАВ ЭТУ РАБОТУ В 1949 ГОДУ, БЕЛЯЕВ ДОСТИГ ОПРЕДЕЛЁННЫХ ВЫСОТ В МИРЕ СОВЕТСКОГО ИСКУССТВА. ЧЛЕН СТУДИИ ВОЕННЫХ ХУДОЖНИКОВ ИМЕНИ ГРЕКОВА, ОН СТАЛ ЛАУРЕАТОМ ВСЕСОЮЗНОЙ ВЫСТАВКИ 1949 ГОДА, ПРЕДСТАВИВ ТАМ ИМЕННО ЭТУ РАБОТУ.


    Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000.

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    Paint flaking lower left corner 1/4 inch chip, otherwise good condition.

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