ANNENKOV, YURI. 1889-1974.
Autograph Letter, 8 pp, 4to, n.p., [1930s], to Abram Markovitch [Efros], being the first 8 pages only.
Efros was a well-known art historian and critic who worked in the Moscow Art Theater with Stanislavsky. He began corresponding with Annenkoff in 1922 and introduced him to Stanislavsky. The first four pages of this manuscript are dedicated to thoughts about the life of the painter in Paris. Annenkoff compares the painter to a worker at the Citroen company: as soon as a painter becomes dependent upon his agent he is like a worker on a production linewhich he sees in both positive and negative lights. This, he contends, is totally different from the painter's life in Russia. Towards the end, Annenkoff states how much he would like the Tretyakovskaya Gallery in Moscow to have his works.