Pair of Framed and Matted Bird Watercolors by Boris Riab. The first is of Pintail Ducks in Flight. The second is Partridges in Flight. They measure 11 3/4" X 8 1/4". They date to the 1950's or 1960's. They are in extremely fine condition.
Boris Riab (1898-1975) was born Boris Riabouchinsky in Moscow, Russia. His family was fairly well off, and he was able to study at several art schools in Moscow. After the Bolshevik Party gained power in 1917, he along with his family fled Russia. He traveled throughout the world pursuing hunting and sport until settling in France in 1927, when he changed his last name to Riab.
He painted hunting dog portraits and wild fowl, mostly in watercolor.
He is listed in Davenports, Artprice, Askart, Artnet, ArtFact, Findartinfo, Artvalue.
This paintings will be a welcome addition to any room or setting and are bound to appreciate.