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Attr. IVAN PUNI Russian 1892-1956 Charcoal

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Attr. IVAN PUNI Russian 1892-1956 Charcoal
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Charcoal on board. Featuring a portrait of a wood hand. Signed and attributed to Ivan Puni (Jean Pougny) (Russian, 1892-1956), on the lower left corner, 69 x 49 cm (27.2 x 19.3 in.). Puni received his formal training in Paris in 1910-11 at the Academie Julien and other schools, where he painted in a derivative fauviste style. Upon his return to Russia in 1912, he met, and exhibited with, members of the St Petersburg avant-garde, including Kazimir Malevich and Vladimir Tatlin. He made a second trip to Paris in 1914, returning to St. Petersburg in 1915. At this point, he began painting in a Cubist style reminiscent of Juan Gris. In 1915, Puni, (Aleksandra Ekster, Liubov Popova, Ivan Kliun, Ksenia Boguslavskaya, Olga Rozanova, Nadezhda Udaltsova, Nina Genke and others) formed Supremus, a group of artists dedicated to the promulgation of Suprematism, the abstract art movement founded by Malevich.