Folk Art at Christie’s Russian Art Sale.

The Russian Art Sale coming up at Christie’s includes some wonderful Folk Art paintings in pencil and Gouache by primitive Ukranian artist Maria Prymachenko (1909 -1997), whose work is becoming increasingly collectable. These brightly coloured images date from the around 1940 have been owned by the same family since that time.

Prymachenko was a celebrated folk artist who was born in the Ukrainian village of Bolotnya, where she was to spend the rest of her life. In her art, she focused on drawing, embroidery and painting on ceramics. Her works are enigmatic, emotionally charged, and were often conceived from images that had appeared to her in dreams. Her visually arresting compositions frequently depict fantastical mythological beasts who, to Prymachenko, represent a synthesis of folk legend with the characters and traits of real-life people.

The collection of fifteen artworks is estimated at £10,000 - 15,000