(21.06.1811 – 17.10.1962)
Natalia Goncharova was a Russian - French artist.
Natalia Goncharova gained recognition in the West through her set and costume designs produced for Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, but she was also a leading avant-garde artist in her own right in early 20th-century Russia. A painter, stage and costume designer, printmaker, and illustrator, Goncharova’s work spanned a range of modernist styles, including Futurism, Cubism, Rayonism, and Neo-Primitivism, finding inspiration in Russian folk art and often depicting group scenes of women. She was married to the painter Mikhail Larionov; the two were controversial in Russia for what were thought to be their radical lifestyles. In 1910, Goncharova was tried on charges of pornography after exhibiting a collection of her nude paintings.
Their work has featured in numerous exhibitions at key galleries and museums, including the Tate Modern and the Fitzwilliam Museum. Natalia Goncharova's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from $100 USD to $10,896,193 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. The current record price for this artist at auction is $10,896,193 USD for "Les fleurs", sold at Christie's London in 2008. Natalia Goncharova has been featured in articles for "ArtDaily", "ArtLyst" and "Telegraph". The most recent article is "Mysterious, Radical Russian Avant-Garde Legends Natalia Goncharova and Mikhail Larionov Rise Again" written by Natasha Gural for Forbes in January 2019.