From the first days of the Great Patriotic War, people of quite peaceful professions served in the navy – actors and musicians, artists and photographers, writers and journalists, one of them was Yakov Dorofeevich Romas.
Category Archive: Soviet Art
Biography of Kuzminskis Jonas Mikolo
Kuzminskis Jonas (1906-85), Lithuanian graphic artist, people’s artist (1965), full member of the Academy of Arts (1975). He creatively used the traditions of Lithuanian folk lubok (cycles “Vilnius”, 1942-57, “Based on Lithuanian folk and revolutionary songs”, 1960-66).
Volkov Boris Ivanovich (13 (26) .3.1900, Moscow, – 23.12.1970, ibid.), Soviet theater artist, People’s Artist of the USSR (1965). Studied at the Stroganov School (1913-18) under F.F. Tatlin, DP Shterenberg and others. OST member. In 1924-40, the chief artist of the theater.
The story of Ara Sargsyan – a sculptor, the first rector of the Academy of Arts and avenger
It is almost impossible to visit Yerevan and not see the work of the sculptor Ara Sargsyan. In front of one of the most popular places in the city – the building of the Opera and Ballet Theater, there are monuments to two great Armenians – Hovhannes Tumanyan and Alexander Spendiaryan. Both monuments belong to the hand of the famous sculptor, now inappropriately forgotten Ara Sargsyan. Ara Sargsyan embodied his monumental work in Gyumri, over which Mother Armenia proudly towers – a symbol of victory.
Okas Ewald Karlovich (Estonian Evald Okas; November 15 (28), 1915, Revel, Russian Empire – April 30, 2011, Tallinn, Estonia) – Soviet and Estonian artist-painter, graphic artist, teacher. People’s Artist of the USSR (1963), Hero of Socialist Labor (1985).
Japaridze Ucha Malakievich was born in Gori in 1906 and from childhood he showed an interest in art. That is why I went to study and graduated from the M. Toidze People’s Art Studio, and then the Academy of Arts (AH) of Tbilisi. Subsequently, Japaridze became a teacher of the Tbilisi Academy of Arts and the author of many works – “May Day Demonstration in Tiflis in 1901”, “Friends of Youth”, “Mother’s Duma”.
Biography of Iosif Bokshai
Born in 1891 in the village of Yasnaya Polyana, Rakhiv district, Transcarpathian region. His grandfather, father and brother were Greek Catholic priests. In the family, everyone was fond of art (music and painting).