Oil on canvas by 'A Moments Repose' by Eugene Segal
Eugene Segal is one of today's most acclaimed European Realists. His work has been showcased in some of the most prestigious venues throughout Europe.
A beautiful, tranquil painting by Segal, great skill & use of free brush strokes. Depicting a scene we all know well, a quiet moment in the garden, time to gather one's thoughts.
H 23" x W 47" (overall)
H 59 cm x W 119 cm (overall)
Biography: Segal was influenced by the works of artists such as Rembrandt, Velasces, Van Deik, France Hals and fellow countrymen Vrubel and Serov. Segal paints with a pallet knife, directly on canvas. He explains, “I use the pallet knife in combination with a brush because combining heavy texture that only the knife can create with applied brush transparent paint gives my work a greater feeling of aliveness with the images. The contrast between the two allows for an amazing visual effect.” Through this style, Segal has won the hearts of collectors world-wide.
Born in 1967 Russia, Segal made the decision to become an artist at the early age of five, and never wavered from his dream. His grandfather influenced him as an artist, and spent Sundays painting. To his grandfather, life was about enjoying the beauty of nature and the ability to see and understand all things, no matter how big or how small. Today, this inherited passion benefits Segal as an artist.
Segal enrolled in Kharkov Art College, and graduated in 1986. He then served the army, and painted portraits of the generals and large-scale paintings of Soviet tanks. Immediately after being honorably discharged in 1990, Segal began showing at group exhibitions. The artist quickly received invitations from various galleries to do one-man shows. He received critical acclaim for his work, and was honored with one-man exhibitions in Ukraine’s capital Kiev, and in Moscow, Russia.
Segal’s works have become increasingly popular, and he was included in the book “Important Ukrainian Painters of XX-XXI centuries” published in 2004 by the Ukrainian National Academy of Art& Science, curated by Academician B.V. Grinev. Today, Segal resides in his hometown of Kharkov, Ukraine with his wife, Ylia.