This is a beautiful impressionist still life of pink roses in a glass pitcher, signed at lower left in Cyrillic and dated 1994 by the noted Ukrainian artist VASILY PONIKAROV (1929-). Measuring 26" by 18 3/4" (33" by 26" as framed in pink metal frame and matching mat), it is a powerfully impressionistic work by a master of watercolor art. Ponikarov was born near Odessa and was exhibiting his art by 1965. Exhibitions of his works were held throughout the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's, in Russia, Ukraine, Western Europe and Israel. Museums in Ukraine hold his works, which are principally still life and landscape. I see the watercolors similar to this offered online to as high as about $4,000, but in the absence of true auction records I am offering this example much more reasonably. The condition is excellent. There are reflections in some images.
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