Oleksandr Bohomazov


Rolling the Logs, 1928-1929

Watercolour on paper
25 x 30 cm

Study for the left-hand panel of the triptych Sawyers


Artist’s Family, Kyiv

Volodymyr Vitruk, Lviv

E.Dymshyts, Kyiv


Bogomazov: Master of Cubo-Futurism – Central House of Artists, Moscow, March 2014, p.27 (ill.)

Time, Forward! – TEFAF, Maastricht, March 2015, p.5 (ill.)

Alexander Bogomazov – TEFAF, Maastricht, 11–20 March 2016, p.97 (ill.)

Bitter Harvest, Russian and Ukrainian Avant-Garde 1890-1934 – TEFAF, New York, 3 – 8 May 2017, p.45 (ill.)

Alexander Bogomazov, the Lost Futurist  – TEFAF, Maastricht, 16 – 24 March 2019, p.158 (ill.)


The collection of Vladimir Vitruk – O Sidor, Lvov 2008 (p. 117, ill.)

The rhythm of Creative Will – E. Koshuba, Decorative Arts, Kyiv 2014 (p.67, ill.)

Art in Ukraine 20th to early 21st century – A. Lozhkina, ArtHuss Kyiv 2014 (p.84, ill.)

Times Newspaper, London, Arts Column online, March 9th 2022 (ill.)

Ukrainian Art: A view from London – Antikvar, Kyiv – December 2021 (p.174, ill.)

Oleksandr Bohomazov – Recognition – Antikvar, Kyiv – June 2022 (p.37, ill.)

‘In the Eye of the Storm, Modernism in Ukraine 1900-1930’s’, Thames and Hudson Publishers, London, 2022 (p. 172, ill.)


In the final five years of his life, before his death from tuberculosis, Alexander Bogomazov worked on a triptych with the subject of Sawyers. Only one of these, Sharpening the Saws, a highlight of the National Museum of Ukrainian Art, Kiev, has been on permanent public display. The second painting in the cycle, the Work of Sawyers, was badly damaged during storage and only emerged, after extensive restoration, in June 2019.  A third painting, the right hand side of the triptych, ‘Rolling the Logs’, was never completed and only compositional sketches survive. One of these studies, showing the evolution of the triptych as a whole, is in the James Butterwick Collection – it is the only known colour sketch.


Portrait of Wanda Monastyrska
Experimental Still Life
Landscape, Locomotive
Wanda in Profile
Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter, Yaroslava
Sawyer from behind
City Landscape
Bridge, Moscow
Absract composition
Absract composition
The Artist’s wife sleeping
Forest, Boyarka
Female Portrait (The Artist’s wife)
Woman reading
Tramway, L’vovskaya Street, Kiev
Portrait of the Artists daughter
Seated woman reading (Wanda)
Armenian Woman
Landscape, Caucasus
Memories of the Caucasus
The Artist’s Daughter Playing Diabolo
Wanda in an armchair
Still life with a carafe and a glass on a mirror
Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter, Yaroslava
Dacha, Boyarka
Landscape, Caucasus (undulating composition)
Forest, Boyarka
Wanda Looking Over Her Shoulder
Wanda reading
Self Portrait
Yaroslava playing diablo