Moonlight on the Coast
by Georges Lapchine


  • Country of origin: Russia

  • Medium: Oil on panel

  • Signed: Signed lower left & dated verso

  • Dated: 1920

  • Condition: Very good original condition

  • Size: 4.00" x 6.00" (10.2cm x 15.2cm)

  • Framed Size: 10.50" x 12.50" (26.7cm x 31.8cm)

  • Provenance: The collection of the painter Jean-Philippe Gueant (cachet verso)

Artwork Biography

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Georgi (Georgy, Georges) Alexandrovich Lapchine / Георгий Александрович Лапшин (1885-1950) was born in Moscow. In the early 1900s Lapshin studied at the Stroganov School. In 1906-1909 he lived in Paris, studied with Cormon and Lhermitte.

Returning to Moscow, he participated in the group exhibition of independence (1910), was the founder and permanent participant of "free art" (1911-1917).

In 1918-1922 works were exhibited in Moscow on the 1st and 2nd shows a picture of professional union painters in Moscow (1918), the 2nd National Exhibition of paintings (1919), the 47th exhibition TPHV (1922), as well as the 1st Russian art Exhibition in Berlin (1922). In 1924 he moved to Paris.

Lapchine exhibited in the various Parids Salons: Independentes (1925-1940), The Society of French Artists (1929). He participated in the Great Exhibition of Russian Art in Belgrade (1930). Exhibited in Paris, Nice, Cannes, Rome, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin. Lapchine was a member of Russian charity evenings and a member of Turgenev's artistic community.

He painted impressionistic landscapes, flowers and still lifes.