Nicolai S. Cikovsky

1894 – 1987

Girl Dressing

Nicolai S. Cikovsky (1894-1987) was a landscape and figure painter born in Russia who studied at the Vilna Art School 1910-1914, the Penza Royal Art School 1914-1918, and Moscow High Tech Art Institute 1921-1923.  He immigrated to the United States in 1923 and exhibited that year in New York City at the Charles Daniels Gallery.  In 1942, Cikovsky began spending summers on Long Island, New York, in the North Sea area, where he moved permanently in the late 1970s.  He painted many land and seascapes there, and is said to have been an influence on two well-known area painters, Jane Freilicher and Fairfield Porter. Cikovsky was a member of many New York City institutions, including the National Academy of Design, the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and the Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers. He taught in some of the areas most prestigious schools and exhibited in major museums and galleries throughout his career. His works are in such permanent collections asthe Whitney Museum of American Art, the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Phillips Collection in Washington, D. C., and the Nelson Gallery in Kansas City. Below is a gouache on paper signed in the lower right corner, “Nicolai Cikovsky.” The painting is titled, “Girl Dressing.” Ca. 1940. 20” x 16.5”

Artist:  Nicolai S. Cikovsky

Date:  ca. 1940

Size:  20″ x 16.5″

Medium:  Gouache on Paper

Price:  $3,450