Rostislaw Racoff “The Rose” Oil on Panel 1953
ROTISLAW RACOFF (1904 – 1982) Russia
The Rose 1953
Oil on panel, Dutch style ebonized frame
Signed: Racoff ’53 (lower left), R. Racoff Paris 1953, 64 (on back of frame), Far Gallery, 746 Madison Avenue, New York, Regent for 4-7287 (paper label)
Painting: H: 16 1/8” x W: 7 5/8”
Framed: H: 20 3/4″ x D: 12 1/4″
Other works by Rotislaw Racoff are in the permanent collection of the Fondation Dina Viemy – Musée Maillol in Paris
ARRIGO VARETTONI DE MOLIN (1902-1985)
Oil on canvas
Signed: de molin 1945 (lower left on front of canvas)
For more information see: Who’s Who in America, Series II, no. 11 (November 1, 1941) p. 6.
Canvas: H: 38” x W: 44”
Framed: H: 45 ½” x W: 51”
The work of Arrigo De Molin shows a genuine understanding of everyday people. His paintings have sympathy, humor and a touch of gentle irony. The artist himself, after immigrating to the United States from Borca di Cadore, Italy in 1921, had the opportunity to study art and design at Cooper Union and the Art Students’ League. His first enterprises as a theatrical designer and painter of community and church murals heavily influenced his later portrayals of New York City life. These, his most revered works, were exhibited at the Vendome Art Galleries in 1941. Later in life, de Molin, persevered as an independent artist, diversifying his talents to span design and invention.