Private collection, Pennsylvania, acquired from above
Sale, Eldred’s, East Dennis, Massachusetts, July 27, 2022, lot 2689, from above
Related Works (see following pages)
Crashing Waves, Monhegan, ca. 1920–1945, oil on board, 9 x 12 inches, signed lower right; Monhegan Museum of Art & History, Maine
Cobalt Seas, ca. 1925, oil on canvas, 30 x 36 inches, signed lower right; The Stephen S. Fuller and Susan D. Bateson collection, Georgetown, Maine
Note: Abraham Jacobi Bogdanove became well-known for his rocky coastline scenes, which often depict Monhegan Island, Maine. In Coastal Scene Bogdanove emphasizes the power of the ocean, placing the viewer at a low vantage point on the rocky foreground.
Abraham Jacobi Bogdanove was born in Minsk, Russia, but emigrated to New York City in 1900 with his family. Shortly thereafter, he began studying at the Cooper Union Institute of Art, National Academy of Design, and, later, at the Columbia University School of Architecture. He also painted advertisements as an apprentice for the Bull Durham Company in New York. Bogdanove’s education provided him a strong foundation in design, painting, and architecture, which made him well-suited to fulfill numerous mural commissions for New York City schools and civic buildings. His public works depicted historical scenes and moral themes through clear symmetrical