Ukraine / Russia: by the artist, 1965. Arkadi Soroka. original. watercolor on paper. Watercolor of Karl Mark on paper, unframed (4.7" x 3.9" / 11.9 x 9.9 cm), SIGNED in Cyrillic by Arkadi Soroka. Near Fine. Item #1921
Arkadi Soroka (1921-2010), Ukrainian/Russian artist is here working in a rather impressionistic Soviet Socialist Realist style. He worked mainly in Vinnitsa and participated in numerous exhibitions as a member of the Union of Ukrainian Artists.
This is an appealing, even friendly small watercolor of the great social-economist, who sits invitingly on a park bench with hat beside him in what for this viewer is an unusual pose.
Nice multi-tonal and impressionistic brushwork with a wee bit of pigment the artist has purposefully allowed to overlap into some of the margins. White matting tabs are present.