Zdzisław Ruszkowski (1907 – 1991)

Zdzisław Ruszkowski. View over Charmouth Bay

Życiorys Zdzisława Ruszkowskiego jest dobrze nakreślowny przez dom aukcyjny. Dodatkowy splendor z posiadania tej pracy to proweniencja prowadząca do lordowskiej rodziny Croftów. Można w ten sposób otrzeć się o archeologię oraz o Hollywood ale o tym trzeba poczytać.

Lot 1095. Zdzislaw Ruszkowski [1907-1990] – View over Charmouth Bay,:- signed bottom right, oil on canvas, 44 x 34cm. * Provenance. The Leicester Galleries, Cork St, London, where bought by The Rt. Hon Lord Croft. * Biography Ruszkowski was born in 1907 in Tomaszow, Poland and grew-up influenced by his father, also a painter. Later influences were Van Gogh, Cezanne and the Old Masters such as Titian and Rembrandt. In 1935 Ruszkowski went to Paris, where he became closer to the work of Cezanne and the countryside around Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. In 1939 he visited Versailles, but the threat of war in Europe affected his enthusiasm to paint and in 1940 he left France for England to serve with the Polish army based in Scotland. Ruszkowski’s preoccupation with light assumed a major influence in his work from the mid-50s and large areas of dark shadow are used to achieve contrast, form and expression. Light also plays a constructional role in his paintings and transitions from shadow to light have defined shape and colour. There is an artist’s Catalogue Raisonne produced by Michael Simonow. Estimate 800 – 1,200 GBP. Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood. 01/18-20/22

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