I acquired a group of the artist's paintings from his estate. Other paintings by Astori are in my online gallery store. Size of painting: 4 x 5 inches. Size with matting: 7.5 x 8 inches. You may have seen his 25 ft.
Mural painting of "Flying Reptiles" at the. He was born on March 29, 1889 as Constantin Nicholas Astafieff in. He had his art education in.He married Olga Trofimoff, on May 17, 1916 in. Presently an autonomous region within. When the Soviet revolution happened in 1917 the region had a lot of conflicts and did not support the revolution. This was not a good time for the newly married couple so they decided to move to Constantinople presently. They changed their name to Astori to start a new life with a new name. Constantin Astori spent his years in. He was particularly interested in mosques with minarets and old.
He experimented with pastels and charcoal. Was limited and not intriguing.The couple first thought about moving to. Then decided to move to. On October 1, 1923 he immigrated to the. While his wife Olga moved to.
She joined her husband three years later, in 1926. And tried to get into the art world. He worked as an art restorer for various museums. From 1930's to 1940's he restored art works for the Smithsonian Institution and.
In 1940 he was commissioned to paint a mural for. He completed the mural the same year which depicted pterosaurs, Flying Reptiles. Mural is still over the stairs in the museum. Later in 1970 this mural was used in the album cover of Dinosaur Swamps by the band called the Flock (band). He worked for the Smithsonian and the Cooper Hewitt as a restorer.
He experimented with black and white drawings of. Later in his life he was more interested in pastels depicting serene country scenes. His wife Olga died in January 1975, he died the same year in June, 1975.
The couple had no children. His art work can be found in art dealers internationally. A couple of days ago I visited the venerable. Caught between appointments with too much time to kill, I decided to see the.
It had quite a bit of really provocative information and was quite a show-stopper of an installation-I may eventually write something on it here, but this post isnt about that. It's about a somewhat sidelined hallway mural on the fourth floor. A Russian artist who came to. In 1923, Astori worked for the Smithsonian and the Cooper Hewitt as a restorer. The American Museum of Natural History commissioned him to paint a mural in 1940, and Flying Reptiles is signed 1942.
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