Homage to Matisse
19″H x 24″W
Limited Edition 143/490
Homage to Matisse – a Serigraph print on cardboard by Anatoly Metlan
Signed – Certificate of Authenticity
Purchased from an Online Estate Auction in Oregon in 2016.
The story on this art piece is, the family was selling off all their accents and moving down South for retirement. I purchased a number of prints and paintings. This family had 150 pieces they were departing with, and had been collecting for 15 years. I purchased four pieces of Art from the same gentleman at this auction.
Anatoly Metlan was born in 1964 in Yalta, a city in the southern Ukraine on the northern coast of the Black Sea.
Metlan’s interest in art developed at a young age, the child of two parents who both experimented in art themselves.
He pursued a formal education to sharpen his skills, graduating from the local high school of the arts in 1985 and going on to study at the Krivoi Rog University in Ukraine.
Metlan began exhibiting his work while in college, and soon
was recognized in the surrounding community of art
and was accepted to the Artists Guild of Ukraine in 1989.
After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Metlan and his family immigrated to Israel, where they continue to live.
Metlan enjoys traveling during the summer to Italy and France, capturing the warmth, light, and bold, vibrant color in the seascapes and villages of their coastal regions.
Metlan’s work has been exhibited around the world, including France, Israel, and throughout the United States. His work is eagerly collected by art lovers worldwide.
These days the artist is focusing on painting women, flamenco dancers and gypsies. The paintings are highly esthetic and full of feminine movement and passion.