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.

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Auction Results Ilya Bolotowsky

ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, Golden Tondo | wright20.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

Golden Tondo

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $42,500
ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, Large White on White Tondo | wright20.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

Large White on White Tondo

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $37,500
ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, untitled | wright20.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

untitled

estimate: $40,000–50,000
result: $35,000
ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, Rising Tondo | wright20.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

Rising Tondo

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $33,750
ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, Red Tondo with Blue, Yellow and White | wright20.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

Red Tondo with Blue, Yellow and White

estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $25,000
ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, Untitled (Column) | wright20.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

Untitled (Column)

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $25,000
ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, untitled | wright20.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

untitled

estimate: $6,000–8,000
result: $22,230
ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, Two 'L' Column | wright20.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

Two 'L' Column

estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $16,800
ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, Yellow Tondo | wright20.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

Yellow Tondo

estimate: $12,000–15,000
result: $16,250
ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, Untitled (Column) | wright20.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

Untitled (Column)

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $16,250
ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, Tondo in Blacks | wright20.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

Tondo in Blacks

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $10,625
ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, Black, Blue and Red Horizontal | wright20.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

Black, Blue and Red Horizontal

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $10,530
ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, Untitled (Column) | wright20.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

Untitled (Column)

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $10,000
ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, Blue Tondo | wright20.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

Blue Tondo

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $9,440
ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, Red Ellipse | wright20.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

Red Ellipse

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $9,440
ILYA BOLOTOWSKY, untitled (Tondo) | wright20.com

Ilya Bolotowsky

untitled (Tondo)

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $7,080