NIcolai Cikovsky


Russian born Cikovsky studied at the Vilna Art School and Penza Royal Art School before immigrating to the US. Member: National Academy of Design. His works are held in the permanent collections of: Whitney, MOMA, Brooklyn Museum, Hirshhorn, Pennsylvania Academy of Arts, and many others.

Nicolai Cikovsky painted figure subjects, landscapes, portraits and still lifes, working in a simplified Realist manner that reflects his earlier exposure to modern European art. During the 1930s and 1940s, he was linked with American Scene painting and Social Realism in New York, creating works of art that were acclaimed for their strength, vitality and individuality of expression. Later in his career, his paintings took on a more lyrical note as he responded to the light, color and scenic beauty of eastern Long Island.

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