Ilya Bolotowsky 1907–1981

Ilya Bolotowsky was a prominent figure of American abstract painting who dedicated his artistic outputs to finding “ideal harmony and order.” He immigrated to New York from Russia in 1923 and enrolled at the National Academy of Design from 1924 to 1930 where he met Adolph Gottlieb and Mark Rothko. He later joined "The Ten", a leading group of avant-garde artists, and became a founding member of the American Abstract Artists in 1936. Bolotowsky’s body of work centers on geometric, nonobjective forms executed in grid-like arrangements. The focal point is the relationships between primary colors created on unusually shaped canvases. His main artistic influences can be linked to Cubism, the works of Joan Miró and Kasimir Malevich, and the De Stijl principles of Piet Mondrian.

Auction Results Ilya Bolotowsky

ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, Untitled (two works) | ragoarts.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

Untitled (two works)

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $1,170
ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, Blue Diamond from 1776 USA 1976 Bicentennial Prints | ragoarts.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

Blue Diamond from 1776 USA 1976 Bicentennial Prints

estimate: $300–500
result: $938
ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, Blue Diamond from the 1776 USA 1976: Bicentennial Prints portfolio | ragoarts.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

Blue Diamond from the 1776 USA 1976: Bicentennial Prints portfolio

estimate: $500–700
result: $1,000
ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, Blue Diamond from the 1776 USA 1976: Bicentennial Prints portfolio | ragoarts.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

Blue Diamond from the 1776 USA 1976: Bicentennial Prints portfolio

estimate: $300–500
result: $750
ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, Untitled (Column) | ragoarts.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

Untitled (Column)

estimate: $15,000–20,000
ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, Untitled | ragoarts.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

Untitled

estimate: $400–600
result: $1,170