Marevna, Homage to the Friends of Montparnasse, 1961

Russian Art + Culture is delighted to invite you to our new art tour. Please, join us for the exclusive visit to Athelhampton House to explore the only private art collection of Marevna’s paintings in the UK  on Friday, 15th September.

This is a whole day visit to Dorsetshire to the charming Tudor manor, once frequented by the writer Thomas Hardy and many art and film celebrities of 19th and 20th centuries. Now you can also stroll through its Elizabethan gardens. We shall have a welcoming lunch in the manor hall upon our arrival, followed by a private tour led by the owner of Athelhampton Mr. Patrick Cooke, also a collector of  works by the Russian artist Marevna, active in Paris in 1920s. She was on friendly terms with Chagall, Modigliani, Soutine, Cocteau, Matisse, Picasso and many other Russian and French artists, the inhabitants of La Ruche – the legendary artistic residence in Montparnasse.

This is going to be an exciting and beautiful day, full of discoveries and aesthetic joys!

The number of spaces is limited to 15

For further details and to book your tour ticket, please, contact Katya at:

About Marevna: 

Marie Vorobieff-Stebelska (1892- May 4, 1984) was the artist of Russian-Polish origins. The name Marevna was given to her after a Russian fairy sea princess by the writer Maxim Gorki, whom she met in Capri in Italy. Subsequently, this became her signature artistic name. An audacious yet charming and high spirited character, Marevna travelled Europe extensively and was one of the first women artists, achieving remarkable blends of pointillism and structure in her work. Marevna was initially a portraitist but embraced Cubism, partially due to the influences of her relationship with the world famous Mexican painter/muralist Diego Rivera with whom she also had a daughter, Marika.

Marevna spent her mature years residing with Marika in England and lived at Athelhampton House from 1948 to 1956. Marevna continued to paint throughout this period and her work include a portrait of her son-in-law Rodney Phillips, as well as the world famous pyramid topiaries of Athelhampton’s Great Court. Some of her work is now displayed at Athelhampton’s Marevna Gallery. This collection is a hidden gem, waiting to be seen.

  • Date: 15 September 2017
  • Athelhampton House
  • Time: 9.00 - 21.00
  • Tickets: £95