artist: Tanja Sinelnikow (Russian/Swedish 1917-1976)
medium: mixed media on paper
dimensions: 28 1/2 x 36 cm framed size (approx)
signed and dated 54
presented in a new hand finished timber shadowbox frame with non-reflective UV glass
AU $535 (approx US $345 / 315 EUROS / 50,000 yen / 270 GBP - for exact current conversion visit xe.com)
Tatjana (Tanja) Olga Sinelnikow was born in Copenhagen on 19th November 1917. She was a Russian-Swedish painter, illustrator and print maker.
Sinelnikow studied in the 1930s at an advertising school in Stockholm and for the theatre decorator Einar Hjort in Helsingborg. She studied for a couple of years at the Tekniska skolan in Stockholm. She studied freely in Copenhagen between 1938 and 1940 and with André Lhote in Paris in 1948 and 1949 . She took study trips to Corsica in 1950, the French Riviera in 1951, Spain in 1953 to 56 and Greece in 1957. She initially painted mainly figures and landscapes, often in wax chalk, but in the mid to late 1950s she transitioned to painting only non-figurative works.
She had solo exhibitions at Stejiner's art salon in Hälsingborg in 1952, Art Moderne et Ancien in Bern, Galeria Buchholtz in Madrid in 1954 and the Sturegalleriet in Stockholm in 1958. She participated in other group exhibitions including the Swedish General Art Association's spring salon in Liljevalch's Art Gallery in Stockholm in 1954 and in Nordvästen's exhibitions at Gröningen in Hälsingborg in 1961 and 1962. She participated extensively in Hälsingborg Art Association exhibitions in Hälsingborg (beginning in 1939) and Kulla-konsts exhibitions in Höganäs.
Critic U. Linde wrote about her solo exhibition in 1958 in Dagens Nyheter on December 4: ‘There is commitment in her transformations of various abstract form themes, and follows if you look at them, you see a certain consequence in the development’. Arts writer S. Johansson further wrote on December 5 in Svenska Dagbladet : ‘She is less complicated and more interesting in some of her crayons and monotypes. Like the finely subdued Composition, they have a personal touch of a completely different content than the geometries’.
Sinelnikow passed away in 1976.