Oskar Rabin is considered one of the most important and radical Russian painters of the second half of the 20th century. He worked in different techniques and created compositions influenced by several avant-garde movements. In September 1974, Rabin founded a group of like-minded artists and organized the exhibitions of the Soviet Nonconformists in Belyaveo, which were widely known as the Bulldozer Exhibitions.
The painting shows minor abrasion to the margins. The inspection under UV light reveals major strokes of retouching to the center left. Otherwise the condition is good. The frame is a bit chipped.
Oskar Rabin (b. 1928)
Oskar Rabin, who was born in Moscow, studied at the Riga Academy of Fine Arts in the 1940s and at the Institut d'Art Vassili Sourikov in Moscow. At the end of the 1950s he founded the group Art Informel Lianozovo together with his wife. In 1985 he took over the French nationality. In 2007, Rabin exhibited several works at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. Works by the artist can be found at the National Tretiakov Gallery, the Musée d'Art Moderne in Moscow and the Musée d'État Russe in Saint Petersburg. (cko)