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These two paintings by Aleksandr Yakovlev show the artist’s key role in ushering in a new classicism in post- Revolutionary Russian art. Yakovlev trained at the Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts but traveled at a young age to Italy and Spain, where he applied the light and modeling of the Old Masters to modern subjects. Unable to return to Russia after the outbreak of the October Revolution, Yakovlev settled in Paris but continued to travel across the globe, immersing himself in world cultures. Arab Merchant was painted in Tunisia.
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- Artist: Aleksandr Yakovlev, Russian, 1887-1938
- Medium: Oil on canvas
- Place Made: Europe
- Dates: 1930
- Dimensions: 19 1/8 x 12 13/16in. (48.6 x 32.5cm) Frame: 23 1/4 x 17 in. (59.1 x 43.2 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:European Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Beaux-Arts Court, West, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 30.1150
- Credit Line: Frederick Loeser Fund
- Rights Statement: © artist or artist's estate
- Caption: Aleksandr Yakovlev (Russian, 1887-1938). Arab Merchant, 1930. Oil on canvas, 19 1/8 x 12 13/16in. (48.6 x 32.5cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frederick Loeser Fund, 30.1150. © artist or artist's estate
- Record Completeness: Good (69%)