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Probably mid 20th Century

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  • Xupes Reference A215
  • Age Probably mid 20th Century
  • Condition The painting is offered in fine presentable condition, small professional repair to canvas  



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  • A fine vintage framed oil on canvas portrait of a Clown by renowned Ukrainian artist Vassyl Khmeluk. The painting is a fine example of Vassyl’s style with thickly applied oils and signed to the lower left. With various old paper labels attached including Galerie de L'Abbaye, Paris. Provenance: Vassyl Khmeluk was born in 1903 in Berezivka Ukraine. Vassyl went on to study at the Krakiv Art Academy from 1921-1923 in the studio of Artist Yaronsky, and then onto Karlov University in Prague. Well educated, Vassyl then had a very fruitful career and exhibited in Paris and New York. Vassyl developed a style that was inspired by Cezanne and the Fauves. He was greatly revered by Art Historians such as F.H. Lem and Charles Kunstler.

  • Xupes Reference A215
  • Age Probably mid 20th Century
  • Gender Unisex
  • Period 20th Century
  • Origin France
  • Width 25.5cm
  • Height 34cm
  • Frame Width 39.5cm
  • Frame Height 47.75cm

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