Group portrait of military Cossacks on horseback. Oil on hardboard, signed lower right, countersigned, titled and dated on the back with indication of the names of the five officers represented in Russian Cyrillic alphabet (left to right):
• Major General Denisov.
• Major General Grekov.
• Major General Lukobkin.
• General Karpov.
• Major General Chernozubov.
Sergei Alexandrovich Gavrilyachenko. Born on February 10, 1956 in Shakhty, Rostov region, Gavrilyachenko is a Russian realistic painter, muralist, art theorist, journalist and professor. A graduate of the Rostov-on-Don Pedagogical Institute (1978) and the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow (1984), he holds the recognitions of Honorary Artist of Russia, Secretary of the Artists’ Union of Russia (1989), is a member of Moscow’s Artists’ Union and a professor of the Surikov Art Institute. Throughout his career, he has garnered some of the most important Russian art awards: Lenin Komsomol Prize (1989); Diploma (1995) and Silver Medal of the Russian Academy of Arts (1997); Life Achievement medal of the Russian Academy of Arts (2004); the Order of St. Sergius of Radonezh, Third Class, of the Russian Orthodox Church (2006). His works are on display in many State institutions and private collections: the Vyatka Art Museum (Kirov); the State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin; the Sergiyev Posad State History and Art Museum Preserve; the State Borodino War and History Museum and Reserve; the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation; the Russian Artists’ Union; Art Prima Gallery; private collections in Russia and abroad. He has participated in numerous international art exhibitions.
Artist: Sergei A. Gavrilyachenko (1956)
Signed lower right and dated on the back, 1988.
Medium: Oil on hardboard.
Condition: Perfect condition.
Dimensions: 51 x 61 cm. / 20 x 24 in.
Frame: 58 x 68 cm. / 22 ½ x 27 ½ in. Wood with gold finish.