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Aleksandra Belcova


Born on March 17, 1892, in Novozybkovo (Russia), died on February 1, 1981 in Riga (Latvia). Painter. Studies at the Art School in Penza (1912-1917), State Free Art Workshops in Petrograd under N. Altman (1918-1919).
Together with Romans Suta, she moved to Latvia in 1919. Member of the Riga Artists Group (1920 - 1924), participation in The Roller group exhibitions (1927 - 1931), and Riga Graphic Artists' Association. Painter mostly of portraits and still-lifes. One of the most exquisite representatives of Cubism in Latvian painting of the first decade of the 20th century, who later turned to realism. She worked in oil, water color, graphic arts and produced paintings on chinaware at the Baltars workshop in 1924 - 1928.
References: Art and Architecture. Biographies. Riga, 1995, p. 52; Aleksandra Belcova: Album Riga, 1965; Latvian Fine Arts in 1860 - 1940. Riga, 1986; J. Silins. Latvian Art in 1915 - 1940, I. Stockholm, 1988; Unerwartete Begegnung: lettische Avantgarde: 1910 - 1935. Köln, 1990.


image  Girl with a Ball. Tanya. 1926-1927. Oil on canvas, 86 x 51 cm


image  Self-portrait. 1923. Oil on canvas.

image  Adieu vertu. 1928. Porcelain.


image  The Mask. 1925. Porcelain.


image  Berlin. 1923. Oil on canvas. 65 x 48 cm


image  The White and the Black. 1925. Oil on canvas.100 x 120 cm


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