"Serge Grès (1899-1970), Tahitian Surfing On A Wave, Oil On Canvas"Serge Czerefkow, a painter and sculptor born in Kiev, studied at the Kiev School of Fine Arts. He then came to Paris in 1924 where he exhibited at the Salon d'Automne and in private galleries. He then takes the name of Sandstone, which his wife also appropriates, becoming the famous designer haute couture, Madame Grès. In 1932, he left Paris for Tahiti, where he stayed until his death. Serge Grès exhibits a lot in Tahiti but also in Europe and the United States. His first exhibition took place in 1935 at Cercle Bougainville with Engdhal, Mac Donald, Machecourt and Gouwe. In 1964, he exhibited twenty works on the theme of the Tahitian soul. The artist is inspired by Le Greco's painting. His work consists of portraits, nudes, compositions and landscapes, mainly made with oil, watercolor or charcoal. Serge Grès has acquired a certain reputation in Polynesia and abroad. Some of his paintings are very famous.