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Portrait #816
Subject/Title:
Warner, Ruth Robinson
Artist:Chatov, Roman Gregory 1900-1987
Date Created:1967
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:30.75 x 22.5
Image Dimensions:29.5 x 21.5
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented: May 14, 2007
Condition:Excellent

Description:The woman, age forty, is shown from waist up, seated with hands folded in lap. She is dressed casually wearing a rose colored shirt open at the neck. Her dark hair is short with bangs and streaks of grey. Her eyes are blue and her elongated thin face is somewhat exaggerated by the artist's style.
History of Work:Roman Chatov was born in Rostov, Russia in 1900. After the Russian Revolution in 1922 he came to New York with his brother. In 1960 he moved to Atlanta with his brother, Constantine, and they opened a studio together and taught art in addition to many commissions. Roman Chatov died in 1987
Notes:The owner's mother, Mrs. Clement Gile (Harriet Overton), won the portrait at a Swan Ball auction. She passed the portrait sitting to her daughter.

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