The Collected Works of Boris Chetkov

Since 1995, the Pushkin Gallery has been representing individual works and Lifetime Collections by important Russian Post-War 'Outsiders', notably including Nikolai Timkov (1912-1993), Boris Chetkov (1926-2010) and Vasily Golubev (1925-1985).

Kenneth Pushkin comments, "the paintings in this collection are rare and among the most significant examples of Outsider art from postwar Soviet Union / Russia - and they are beautiful. It’s notable that the highest-level works from this period have all but disappeared - acquired by museums or hidden in private collections."

As the decades slip by and with few fresh offerings appearing on the market, the focus is naturally shifting to works by the most compelling postwar artists. These painters, each extraordinary, went against the Soviet grain at a time when they risked everything to follow their vision. Now, in view of Russia’s renewed embrace of totalitarianism, their brilliant artistic contributions and stories of defiant independence are more important than ever.