"Chmaroff Pavel, Painting Of A Naked Bather, Attributed Unsigned"Naked bather coming out of the bath by Pavel (Paul) CHMAROFF, unsigned (1874 - 1950) Oil on canvas framed under glass, appraised by Mr Dan COISSARD, expert specialized in Russian painting. Dimensions: Width: 16.5 cm without frame Height: 28.5 cm without frame DELIVERY: by hand and free in Paris and up to 200kms around Paris. For other European and international destinations, consult us for transport quotes. BIOGRAPHY Born in Voronezh in 1874, Paul Chmaroff discovers there the artistic movement of the Ambulants during an exhibition and his future inspiration. A brilliant student of the city's free drawing school, he returned to the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg, in the Repine workshop. Known for his historical and genre paintings, portraitist of Tsar Nicolas II, he became an academician in 1916. The events of 1918 forced him to go into exile in Paris in 1924. He worked mainly on commission as a portrait painter, among other things, portraits of Chaliapin and Lifar and continues to paint landscapes populated by bathers, imprinted with nostalgia for his native land. It was however without seeing Russia again that he died in 1950 in Boulogne-Billancourt.