Study of a Lady (1964)
EVGENI V. FORYENKO (1935-)
Oil on canvas; signed and dated on the verso
In handmade Whister frame
Other than that he was born in Moscow in 1935, nothing is known of Foryenko but he paints with the palette, sensitivity and depth of the great portraitists of an earlier generation. The inserted initial speaks of a confidence and ambition which – to date at least – appears to have been thwarted; one can speculate through death, oppression or both.