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Soviet artist Alexey Dmitrievich Sokolov 1912-2004

Soviet artist Alexey Dmitrievich Sokolov 1912-2004

Gold balls. 1967. Canvas, tempera. State Russian Museum. Painting by Soviet artist Alexey Dmitrievich Sokolov (1912-2004)

Soviet artist Alexey Dmitrievich Sokolov (1912-2004) – a member of the USSR Union of Artists (1951) and veteran of WWII. He is the author of genre paintings, landscapes, portraits, and still lifes. Meanwhile, still life – not just a favorite genre in Sokolov’s work, it became for him one of the ways of figurative and poetic contemplation of the world, a kind of “dialogue” with nature. The artist depicts bouquets of flowers and dried herbs in an inexhaustible variety of forms, in his special plastic and poetry. Still life “Golden Balls” (1967) is distinguished by special skill in conveying the texture of plants, the musicality of painting, the complex transformation of the environment and objects, and deep emotionality.

Old Ladoga. 1977

Old Ladoga. 1977. Oil. Painting by Alexey Dmitrievich Sokolov (1912-2004)

Born in 1912 in the town of Beddemyansk, Mordovia ASSR, Alexey Dmitrievich was a member of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. After the war he entered the Moscow State Art Institute of Surikov, from which he graduated in 1950. He studied in the workshops of prominent Soviet artists Osmyorkin, Chernyshev, Korin, and Chuikov. And the next year, in 1951 he became a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR. Sokolov’s works are in museums, galleries, and private collections in Russia, former USSR countries, the United States, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, etc. Personal exhibitions took place in Moscow and other cities of Russia and abroad.

Soviet artist Alexey Dmitrievich Sokolov

sources
Soviet Painting 1917-1973 illustrated catalog. Soviet artist. Moscow. 1976
Exhibitions of Soviet Art illustrated albums 1960-1980