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Lot 5: A RUSSIAN ABSTRACT PAINTING BY KONDRATIEV, 1969
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PAVEL KONDRATIEV (RUSSIAN 1902-1985), Analytical Composition, 1969, oil on cardboard, 19 3/4 x 13 3/4 in (50 x 35 cm), signed and dated on verso
Kondratiev was a painter, graphic artist. Born in the family of Mikhail Kondratiev in Saratov (1902). Studied at the IZO Proletcult studio in Saratov and curated the Rybinsk Museum of History and Art (1920). Studied under Alexander Savinov, Alexei Karev, Mikhail Matiushin and Arkady Rylov at the Academy of Arts/VKhUTEIN in Petrograd (1921-1925) and under Pavel Filonov (from 1925). Member of the Masters of Analytical Art (1925-1929), helped to paint a panel for their exhibition at the House of Printing (1927). Studied under Kazimir Malevich (1932-1935) and then studied Malevichas system with the assistance of Lev Yudin, Konstantin Rozhdestvensky and Nikolai Suetin (from 1935). Illustrated books and decorated streets (1930s). Served alongside Eduard Krimmer as head of the camouflage service at the eighth air base of the Baltic Fleet during the Second World War (1941-1945). Worked in book graphic art (after 1945). Visited Chukotka (1953). Collaborated with Vladimir Sterligov and Tatyana Glebova (1960s). Died in Leningrad (1985). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1927), including a one-man show at the House of Writers in Leningrad (1981).