Friday, October 07, 2011
Boris Chaliapin (1904-1979), Portraits and Nudes
Reclining Nude 1928
Standing Nude 1929
Boris Chaliapin, son of a famous Russian singer, was a prolific artist. He painted the gorgeous nudes shown above when he was only 25 and later became an illustrator for Time Magazine specializing in portraits. He created 550 Time covers (414 were published) from 1942 to 1970. His technique was smooth, sensitive and precise. He painted just about every famous person and then some. Pretty amazing!