Portrait of Georges de Batz, 1953 signed, annotated and dated 'Serge Ivanoff San Francisco 1953' (lower right) oil on canvas 51 x 34in
Note: Collector and dealer Georges de Batz came to the United States from France in 1939. During his lifetime, he organized several museum exhibitions and wrote a number of catalogs for Johns Hopkins University and the Wildenstein Galleries. He also donated artwork to several museums including the Achenbach Graphics Arts Council at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. His home in San Francisco was considered to be a private museum by scholars and collectors.