Arnold Lakhovsky

Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing original paintings by Arnold Lakhovsky. 

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Arnold Borisovich Lakhovsky was a Jewish painter of Ukrainian decent born in 1880 in Chernobyl, Russia.  

 

A brilliant landscape painter,  Arnold Lakhovsky won considerable distinction for his Russian scene pictures of Pskov and of the Brittany countryside in France.  He worshipped nature in its different moods and fixed on his canvas fleeting glimpses of light and clouds.  One of his strongest attributes was the way he painted the effects of light reflecting in the snow.  Light was always more to him than color.  A post-impressionist artist that kept the style alive with his clever, subtle and skillful hand.

 

Arnold Lakhovsky finished his studies in 1902 at the Art Academy of Odessa studying under K. Kostandi, L. Lorini and G. Ladyzhensky.  From 1902 to 1904, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany in the workshop of Maro.  In 1904 he moved to Saint Petersburg, Russia, to join the workshop of Ilya Repin at the Russian Academy of Arts. He studied here from 1904 to 1909 and again from 1911 to 1912 with the following artists: P. Chistiakov (1908-09), A. Kiselyov (1909-11), and N. Dubovskoij (1911-12).

 

While living in Saint Petersburg, Arnold Lakhovsky worked mostly in the city and its suburbs and in Northwest Russia, including the old picturesque town of Pskov.  He was a member and exhibitor of the Kuindzhi Society of Artists in 1915; was a founding member of the Jewish Society for the Encouragement of the Arts in 1915; and a member of the Wanderers Society in 1916.

 

Arnold Lakhovsky traveled extensively from 1901 to 1917 and visited Palestine, Italy, France, Belgium and Finland.  In 1908 he went to Palestine and spent 3 months teaching at the Bezalel Art School (now Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design) in Jerusalem.

 

In 1925, Arnold Lakhovsky was invited to exhibit at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris and left for France.  Arnold Lakhovsky emigrated to Paris in 1925, where he joined a number of artists seeking greater freedom, including Marc Chagall, Alexandra Exter and Chaim Soutine.  He was a board member of the Russian Artists Union in France.  In 1926, the French government acquired a number of his paintings for the Luxembourg Museum in Paris.

 

After much success in France, he moved to New York City in 1933 where his main occupation was painting portraits for commission.  In 1935, along with fellow Russian artists, Alexander Yakovlev and Boris Grigoriev, he taught at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

 

Arnold Lakhovsky died on January 7, 1937, at Beth Israel Hospital in New York of leukemia followed by pneumonia.  He was buried at Beth David Elmont cemetery in Long Island.

 

Exhibitions

The Museum of Russian Impressionism, Moscow, 2016 (retrospective)

Colony Club, New York, NY, United States, 1936

Brook Street Art Galleries, London, England, 1933

Luxembourg Museum, Paris, France, 1926

Imperial Academy of Arts, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Izdebski Salon, Odessa, Russia

Society of Russian Watercolors, Russia

International Exhibition of Art, Venice, Italy

The New Society of Artists, Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Society of Independent Artists, Saint Petersburg, Russia

 

Museums

Luxembourg Museum, Paris

The Museum of Russian Impressionism, Moscow

 

His works are in many other museums in Europe including the following cities:

Petrograd

Odessa

Kharkiv

Pskov

Novgorod

Mykolaiv

Yekaterinburg

Rome

 

 

Sources:

Wikipedia

Askart

Frick Art Reference Library (Artist Files)