Ukrainian art sale will aid humanitarian effort

A leading Essex auction house is to donate the proceeds from the sale of nine paintings by contemporary Ukrainian artists to support the work of the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Georgi Kolosovski (Ukrainian, 1913-1988) 'Summer Day'
Georgi Kolosovski (Ukrainian, 1913-1988) ‘Summer Day’ signed in Cyrillic l.l., oil on board 49 x 69cm. Estimate £400-£600

Sworders said that, like many others throughout the world, it is deeply concerned by conflict that is developing in Ukraine.

Georgi Kolosovski (Ukrainian, 1913-1988) 'Spring is coming'
Georgi Kolosovski (Ukrainian, 1913-1988) ‘Spring is coming’ signed in Cyrillic l.r., oil on board 47.5 x 66.5cm. Estimate £400-£500

The auction house’s Fine Interiors auction on March 22 and 23 will offer nine works of contemporary art by Ukrainian artists, many of whom were born, studied and still live in the areas of the Eastern European country that have been most affected by the war.

Works included in the sale are by artists Arthur Anokhin (Ukrainian, b.1990), Anatoly Shapovalov (Ukrainian, b.1949), Natalya Ivanchenko (Ukrainian, b.1971), Vitaly Baranenko (Ukrainian, b.1965), Georgi Kolosovski (Ukrainian, 1913-1988), Alexei Mikhaylov (Ukrainian, b.1934) and Viktor Koshevoi (Ukrainian, 1924-2006).

Viktor Koshevoi (Ukrainian, 1924-2006) 'Birch trees'
Viktor Koshevoi (Ukrainian, 1924-2006) ‘Birch trees’ signed in Cyrillic l.l., indistinctly dated ’83 l.r., oil on board 43 x 48cm. Estimate £250-£350

Money raised from the sale will go towards helping the Disasters Emergency Committee provide food, water, shelter and healthcare to the growing number of refugees and displaced families.