Jacovleff Alexandre, “Masua from the Tike-tike tribe”, 1925


Masua from the Tike-tike tribe



In 1924 – 1925 Russian-French artist Alexandre Jacovleff took part in an expedition to the Sahara desert and Equatorial Africa, organized by Citroën and headed by the engineers L. Audoin-Dubreuil and G. M. Haardt. There Jacovleff, an artist with exceptional powers of observation, produced a large number of paintings and drawings that had a lot of success in France. As a result Jacovleff was awarded the Legion of Honor by the French government in 1926.

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