Levi Vasily Filippovich
1878–c. 1954

LEVY Vasily F.

September 17, 1878 (Kharkiv) - between 1953 and 1954 (Stockholm)

painter and graphic artist.

Biographical information about the wizard scarce.

first artistic skills obtained in the Kharkov school. During the Russian-Japanese War, published in the newspaper "News" satires entitled "Diary of the ordinary", which was accompanied by his own drawings. Participated in exhibitions of local artists Mug in Kharkov (1900-1908). After high school he entered the Faculty of St. Petersburg University, then worked as a barrister of the judicial district of St. Petersburg Chamber.

In 1916 he left the practice, in order to fully devote himself to painting. In the same year he moved to Terioki in Finland, where they built a house and workshop. In 1918, met with I. Repin, soon became the intermediary for the sale of his paintings and organizer of exhibitions. From 1919 to 1930, gave more than fifty exhibitions Repin: in Helsinki, Amsterdam, The Hague, Hamburg, Vyborg, Prague, Brno, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Nice, Cannes and other European cities. Since 1922 he has exhibited at these exhibitions own work.

In 1930-1939 he lived in Paris. Participated in the exhibition of Russian art in the gallery "Druon" (1931). In 1939 he settled in Stockholm. He painted landscapes and still lifes, copied paintings of Repin.

Levy works are in several museum collections, including those in the Luxembourg Museum in Paris.

  • 18.01.2018 January rarity in the "literary Fund" 24 Jan auction house "Russian enamel" will hold its first in 2018 the auction catalog which will be presented to 440 lots of rare books, autographs, photographs, postcards and posters
  • 15.01.2018 Open 211-е the Auction Traditional twenty lots — is seven paintings, eight of the original sheets and one — printed graphics and four works, executed in mixed media
  • 09.01.2018 Opened 210-е the Auction Traditional twenty lots — nine paintings, six original leaves and two — printed graphics and three works made in mixed media
  • 20.12.2017 Ancient Russian Proverbs and autograph harms at auction "In the Nikita" 21 Dec 2017 "House of antique books in Nikitsky" will continue in the December series of trades in the auction No. 108 "Rare books, manuscripts, autographs and photos". In the directory — 392 lots
  • 19.12.2017 New year and Christmas the auction house "Russian icon" Auction will be held on 25 December 2017 at the address: Moscow, Gogol Boulevard, 29 at the center of the house, the sign "Russian icon"
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