Serge PoliakoffAbstract Composition 1954

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Artist
Serge Poliakoff (1900‑1969)
Title
Abstract Composition
Composition abstraite
Date 1954
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1159 x 889 mm frame: 1236 x 965 x 70 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1961
Reference
T00404
Not on display

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Poliakoff was born in Russia but left in 1919, becoming a travelling musician. He settled in Paris some years later. Although he began painting in the 1930s he was not able to give up his musical profession for painting until 1952. Poliakoff's technique of dividing the canvas into coloured interlocking planes owes much to Cubism.

August 2004

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