(Zenaïda Gurievna Booyyakovitch)
Buses in Paris.
Oil on Canvas.
66cm 60.5cm with frame.
(1924, Los Angeles, USA - 2016, Paris, France)
Born in 1924 in Los Angeles to Russian parents, refugees of the Revolution, Zuka (Zenaïda Gurievna Booyyakovitch) was an American painter, who did not claim any art lineage but ? Braque, Picasso and Matisse. She was in the wake of their techniques and, perhaps, insureing their posterity. Collage of paper and oil painting. The tip of the paint brush stuck between her thumb and index finguer. A coincidence? Zuka had something to say. With daring colors, decorative exuberance, expressivness of characters, she displayed her originality and fantasy in the series of Amerindian collages, portraits of the French Revolution, of cows, birds, strawberries, etc.
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Many more informations on wikipedia : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuka