signed and dated ‘Rifka Angel 1965’ (lower right) mixed media with oil on panel 41 x 30 cm Executed in 1965 Provenance: Private collection, acquired directly from the artist Skinner, Boston, 20 May 2005, lot 412 Borodulin Collection. ‘A colourful arrangement’ is a vibrant example of Rifka Angel’s native technique. Her upbeat and colourful style were inspired by her interest in French impressionism. All of her paintings are full of positivity and light. Born in Soviet Union, she moved to New York at the age of 15. She studied briefly at the Art Students League with Boardman Robinson, as well as in the Moscow Art Academy where she studied the techniques of Soviet Realism. She also went to Paris, where she was inspired by masterpieces of Matisse and Cezanne. ⊕ All lots marked with the symbol “plus (+)” are under temporary importation and are subject to import tax (5.5%) (EU) and administrative customs broker fees.