(1919 - 2011)
Constantine Cherkas was active/lived in California / Russian Federation. Constantine Cherkas is known for geometric landscape, animal.
Biography Constantine Cherkas
Constantine Cherkas (1919-2011)
Born Constantine Cherkashininoff in Moscow on Aug. 5, 1919, he was the only child of artist Michael Cherkas and the former Antonina Diatloff. At 14, he apprenticed with famed Russian colorist Ilya Mashkov and at 17, became one of the youngest students to attend the Moscow Academy of Arts. His professors nicknamed him the "Russian Gauguin."
In 1941, Mr. Cherkas married art conservator Kira Krukoff. On their honeymoon in Kiev, they were captured by the Nazis and sent to a German labor camp.
Following their release, Mr. Cherkas enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 1943. After World War II, Allied forces relocated the Cherkases to a refugee camp in Munich where Mr.
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