Soviet artist Alexander Osmerkin
Creativity of the remarkable artist Alexander Alexandrovich Osmerkin (December 8, 1892 – June 25, 1953) is still little known. Nevertheless, the artistic heritage of Osmerkin is enormous. His works are in many museums in Russia and the former USSR. They were often at various exhibitions, beginning in 1913, when the young painter showed his first works at the exhibition of the artists’ society “Jack of Diamonds” (Bubnovy Valet, (1910-1916). If in general to determine the nature of the painting of this master, then we can say that he is an artist of the lyric plan.
In his work predominate poetry-filled still-lifes, landscapes and portraits, although along with them Osmerkin created large thematic pictures. In particular, “Moscow suburb tavern” (1926), “The Red Guard in the Winter Palace” (1927, State Russian Museum), “Communist replenishment of the nineteenth year” (1928, the State Tretyakov Gallery).