Constantin Alexandrovitch Westchiloff (American/Russian, 1877-1945), untitled scene of a snowy far off meadow in the moon light. Oil on canvas, signed lower right
Measures: Canvas: 20.85 x 27.75 inches Framed: 29 x 35.75 inches
Condition: Excellent with no inpaint.
Provenance: Christies Live Auction 24, Nov 1997 Lot 265, Michaan’s Auctions Dec, 05 2011 Lot 1023.
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Konstantin Aleksandrovich Veschilov was a Russian-American Impressionist painter. Westchiloff was born at St. Petersburg, Russia. His father was named Alexander; his mother, Anna Vassilieva. Westchiloff latinized his name to Constantin A. Westchiloff, when he emigrated to Western Europe in 1922. He studied under Ilya Repin at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg from 1898.
He won an award in 1904 for the painting, “Ivan the Terrible After the Triumph of Kazan.” He held a foreign study fellowship from the Royal Academy in 1905-1906. He exhibited in the Royal Academy’s Fall Exhibit of 1906, showing “Breakthrough of the Cruiser Askold in 1904 in the Yellow Sea,” which documented the Russo-Japanese War. In that Academy exhibit he also showed portraits of Count Nikolay Muravyov-Amursky and of Lieut. S. Poguljajeff. He was also active in theatre design at the Petrograd Technical Institute.
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