The Passion of Collecting Academic Nudes

Join me as we explore my collection of Academic Nudes from the 18th, 19th, and Early 20th Centuries and serendipitous finds in the Museum, Art Auction, and Gallery world......examples from the Golden Age of the European Academie


Monday, November 8, 2021

Ivan Thiele (1877-1948) (Russian, 20th Century) Female Nude

I spotted this nicely executed female nude on one of the European Auction sites and thought I would share it with you.


Ivan Thiele (1877-1948) studied at the Imperial Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia before moving to

Paris, where he studied under JeanPaul Laurens, Gustave Courtois, and Raphael Collin. He painted many musicians and famous figures of the times including Foch, Joffre, and Pasteur. He also painted genre scenes inspired by Brittany. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Fran├žais from 1910, where he won an Honorable Mention in 1910 and a silver medal in 1941. (Source Benefit Dictionary of Artists, Vol. 13).

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Here are a few examples of his other works:
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