Lot 54: A POLITICAL LINOCUT BY KE-SHA, CIRCA 1920
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30 October 2016
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INNOKENTY PAVLOVICH PROSKURIAKOV OR KE-SHA (RUSSIAN 1901-1960), Beat Him, linocut on paper, 16.5 x 21 cm (5-1/2 x 7-1/2 in.)
From the artist's family.
KE-SHA or Innokenty Pavlovich Proskuriakov (1901 Krasnoyarsk - 1960 Moscow) was a Soviet (Russian and Ukrainian) graphic artist, cartoonist and children`s books` illustrator. Proskuriakov lived in Ukraine (Kharkov), then in Moscow. He studied from prominent Ukrainian Avant-garde artists Vasyl` Ermilov and Ivan Padalka. He made many posters, caricatures, book illustrations. KE-SHA exhibited in 1929 (Kharkov, Erevan) with Ermilov, Benois, Grigoriev, Dobuzhinsky, Lebedev, Puni (Pougny), Favorsky, Chekhonin; in 1932 (Moscow) with Deineka, Klutsis, Moor, Stenberg, Cheremnykh.