Lot 21 (Garden and Natural History Live Auction, 1st October 2019)
Water features: Lyudmila Konstantinouvna Strel Chenko: A bronze fountain of two boys
with two scantily draped boys both dancing with arms held aloft, the shaped oval base drilled with a fountain jet
Lyudmila Konstantinovna Strel ‘Chenko was born in 1941 in Bashkiriya (South-Western Russia). After entering the Kiev Arts Institute in 1960 her work proved controversial and was deemed non-socialist, however she still won the Institute competition in 1963. She graduated from the institute in 1965 exhibiting Young Man and the Sun at the show of graduation works. Other exhibitions and shows followed including: Exhibition of the works by Young Artists of Ukraine in 1966, The Memory Lenin’s 100th Anniversary Exhibition in 1971, The Portrait of Karpenko-Kary The Republican Exhibition of the works by Young Artists in 1974 - The All-Union Exhibition of small forms in 1978 -The Trio. Her works are now in a number of museums in the Ukraine.