Roman Chatov (Russian/American (Georgia), 1900-1987), "FIgural Study of Seated Young Woman", charcoal and conte crayon on paper. Signed lower right "R. Chatov". Figural study work depicting a seated female nude with eyes closed, slighty down-turned mouth, long hair and hand extended to foot. Framed 17.75" x 23.75".Sight size11.5" x 17.5". Note: Chatov was acquainted with many New York notable individuals such as Florenz Ziegfield of Ziegfield Follies, who hired the artist to design various costumes. He also shared a studio with Willem De Kooning in the 1930s. In the 1940s, Chatov started painting portraits, many of which were carried by Gerialdil Galleries. In 1961, Roman moved to Atlanta where he and his brother Constantine Chatov shared a studio and taught classes. His portraits hang in many homes and galleries across the Southeast and he was given the Governors Award from the Georgia Council for the Arts and Humanities in 1983.
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