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Windy Tree
20th Century Oil



Grigore Zincovschi

This late 20th century oil on canvas abstracted landscape is by distinguished Romanian artist Grigore Zincovschi (1912-2000). Zincovschi was closely associated with Soviet Impressionism after World War II ended and his country became a socialist republic. Born on January 25, 1912, in Balti, Republic of Moldova, Zincovschi pursued his artistic education at the renowned Academy of Fine Arts in Iaşi, Romania, specializing in decorative arts and graduating in 1936.

The Soviet Impressionism style (also known as Russian Impressionism) emerged in the Soviet Union during the mid-20th century, resulting from the collections of French Impressionists that national museums began to acquire and display. It was characterized by a departure from strict socialist realism but sanctioned because the subject matter of natural beauty displayed the pride of the Soviet Union. Stylistically, it was deeply influenced by many of the signature characteristics of 19th-century French Impressionism, including a sense of freedom, spontaneity, and vibrant emotion, heavy brush strokes, a light palette, plein air style, and dashes of bold color. Soviet Impressionist art, dating from roughly the 1930s to the 1980s, was virtually unknown outside the countries of the Soviet Union until a few decades ago. It wasn't until Perestroika in the early 1990s that Westerners began to discover the distinct group of artists who brilliantly painted the landscape in the Impressionist style.

Late 20th Century
Oil on Canvas
14.75"x16.75" framed, 7.75"x9.75" unframed 

Signed lower right. Excellent vintage condition. Double framed with two contemporary wood frames. Interior: intricate face with aged-silver finish. Exterior: wide-faced wood with dark olive stain finish.