Roman CHATOV 1900 — 1987
Роман ЧАТОВ • Роман ЧАТОВ
Roman Chatov was born in Russia in 1900. Immigrated to the United States of America in 1922 where he settled in New York. In his artistic career he befriended Florenz Ziegfield and Willem de Kooning. With the latter he shared a studio in 1930s. Chatov was commissioned by WPA (President Roosevelt’s Works Project Administration) to paint murals for the Ford and Palestinian Pavilions at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. This led to many commissions, including the one for the Russian Tea Room. In 1959 the artist moved to Atlanta, where he opened a studio with his brother Constantine and continued his focus on portraits. In 1983 Chatov was honored with the Governor’s Award from the Georgia Council for the Arts and Humanities. He died in 1987.