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Soviet sculptor Dmitry Ryabichev 1926-1995

Soviet sculptor Dmitry Ryabichev in his workshop. 1980s

Soviet sculptor Dmitry Ryabichev in his workshop. 1980s

Soviet sculptor Dmitry Ryabichev (1926-1995) was Veteran of the Great Patriotic War, member of the USSR Union of artists (1954), People’s Artist of the RSFSR, laureate of the State Prize of the USSR, laureate of the UNESCO Prize, and laureate of the Lenin Komsomol Prize. Famous Russian sculptor – author of monuments, portraits, monumental compositions, and sculptural and architectural ensembles in Russia and in the world.
During the period of 1946 – 1954 he studied at the Leningrad Civil Engineering Institute, Faculty of Architecture, then at the Moscow Art and Industrial School, the Faculty of Sculpture. One of the brightest representatives of modernity, Dmitry Ryabichev entered art in the mid-sixties, just at the time when Soviet masters gained special freedom of expression, when bright trends in all kinds of art appeared.

Monument to the First Soviets - fighters of the revolution in Ivanovo. Bronze, granite, 1975

Monument to the First Soviets – fighters of the revolution in Ivanovo. Bronze, granite, 1975

Born in 1926, he lived a bright, full of work and inspiration life. He was the author of many monuments included in all world publications of the most famous monuments in the world. Meanwhile, he was the happiest person. Fate gave him an outstanding talent, but also an enormous capacity for work. His large-scale projects followed one after another, enriching the creative biography. Besides, he managed to raise love of art in his son Alexander and granddaughter Daniella. He was talented not only in art, but in showing love for people. Near him, family and friends felt secure. But first of all, he was lucky that he did not die in the war. Leaving for the front as a sixteen-year-old boy to fight in the Third Belorussian – on one of the heaviest fronts of the Great Patriotic War.

Dmitry Ryabichev participated in all the all-Union, republican, regional and international art exhibitions. Among works exhibited abroad: Warsaw (Poland), Olberg (Denmark), Naples (Italy), Berlin, Karl-Marx-Stadte (GDR), Magdeburg (GDR), Shimizu (Japan), Caracas (Venezuela), Vienna (Austria), Ulan Bator (Mongolia), Pyongyang (DPRK), Prague (Czechoslovakia), and Sofia (NRB).

Soviet sculptor Dmitry Ryabichev

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