KONSTANTIN KONSTANTINOVICH KUZNETSOV (RUSSIAN 1895-1980)
Old West Cowboy Gun Battle on Horseback,
oil on canvas
50.5 x 61 cm (19 7/8 x 24 in.)
signed 'K. Kusnezov' lower right
Konstantin Kuznetsov was born in 1895 in St. Petersburg and became a very well known illustrator in the Soviet Union. As of 1944 he was in a prisoner of war camp in Yugoslavia, and after the war would later live in Munich before emigrating for the United States in 1950, where he would continue his career as an illustration artist.