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Soviet artist Andrei Mylnikov 1919-2012

Silence. 1983. Painting by Soviet artist Andrei Mylnikov (22 February, 1919 – 17 May, 2012)

Silence. 1983. Painting by Soviet artist Andrei Mylnikov (22 February, 1919 – 17 May, 2012)

Soviet artist Andrei Mylnikov (22 February, 1919 – 17 May, 2012) – Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Arts, member of the Russian Academy of Arts, People’s Artist of the USSR, Hero of Socialist Labor, Professor of St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of Repin. Andrei Mylnikov: “In my opinion, the birth of a work of art is like the birth of a living organism and goes through the same stages – excitement, love and, of course, the suffering. The product most often born in pain. But, having been born, it can have a very long life. Grains of goodness and beauty, planted by the artist, do not always give instant shoots. The painting, done for a long time, still bear fruit.”
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Crimean landscapes. Soviet painter Victor Kovalenko

Crimean landscapes. Soviet painter Victor Kovalenko

Crimean landscapes. Soviet painter Victor Kovalenko

Soviet painter Victor Kovalenko was born in 1930 in the town of Tuapse, Krasnodar region of Russia. The most vivid and memorable event in a sad childhood was the war. The boy was then only 11 years old, and he could not take part in hostilities. But what was happening around, strongly influenced Victor: “When the war started, I was a kid, but I remember it like today. This is the strongest shock of my life. ” The talent of the artist’s most fully revealed in the painting of the battle scenes. The main topics of concern to the artist – the Black Sea Fleet, Sevastopol, the defense of the city; and a creative collection and seascapes and paintings on historical themes. It should be noted that every piece of the artist is the carefully studied story and then reflected on the canvas.
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Soviet artist Oleg Leonidovich Lomakin

Leonid Brezhnev gives the Gold Star Medal to the hero city Leningrad July 10, 1965. 1976. Soviet artist Oleg Leonidovich Lomakin (26 August 1924 - 25 March 2010)

Leonid Brezhnev gives the Gold Star Medal to the hero city Leningrad July 10, 1965. 1976. Soviet artist Oleg Leonidovich Lomakin (26 August 1924 – 25 March 2010)

Soviet artist Oleg Leonidovich Lomakin (26 August 1924 – 25 March 2010) – Honored Artist of the RSFSR, member of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists. Laureate of Stalin Prize of the second degree (1950) – for the painting “The advanced people of Moscow Kremlin” and a series of paintings “The noble people of Moscow” (co-author), Stalin Prize of the third degree (1952) – for the painting “The meeting of the Presidium of the USSR Academy of Sciences” and portraits of Soviet scientists. Oleg Leonidovich Lomakin was born August 26, 1924 in Tver province. After the family moved to Leningrad, he studied in the local art school, then in the City Palace of the pioneers, and in 1940 he was accepted to the eighth class of the Art School at the Russian Academy of Arts.
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Soviet Russian artist Ekaterina Chernysheva

Russian field. Soviet Russian artist Ekaterina Chernysheva

Russian field. Soviet Russian artist Ekaterina Chernysheva (born 1935)

Soviet Russian artist Ekaterina Chernysheva was born in 25 August 1935 in Moscow, the USSR. People’s Artist of RSFSR, member of the USSR Union of artists (1962), Union of artists of Russia, and member of Peter’s Academy of Arts and Sciences. First of all, Chernysheva as a painter formed in the creative environment of high art, which surrounded a child in a family of her famous father Nikolai Mikhailovich Chernyshev. And from him she received the first lessons in painting. In addition, her parents’ house visited all those who became the pride of the Soviet Art. Among them – P. Kuznetsov, V. Favorsky, Gerasimov, A. Matveyev, Deineka (in his workshop she later learned), and many other artists. Besides, a strong and beneficial moral influence was her father, from whom she learned much. In particular, to observe the beauty of mother nature, the rural way, the poetry of childhood, adolescence and youth.
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Soviet Belarusian painter Mikhail Savitsky

Soviet Belarusian painter Mikhail Savitsky. Partisan Madonna.1967. Moscow. State Tretyakov Gallery

Soviet Belarusian painter Mikhail Savitsky (February 18, 1922 – November 8, 2010). Partisan Madonna.1967. Moscow. State Tretyakov Gallery

Soviet Belarusian painter Mikhail Savitsky (February 18, 1922 – November 8, 2010) – People’s Artist of the USSR (1978) and the Belorussian SSR (1972), member of the Russian Academy of Arts and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, laureate of USSR State Prize (1973), Hero of Belarus (2006). Soviet artist Mikhail Andreyevich Savitsky began his military service in the anti-aircraft artillery. Since the beginning of the war as part of the 345th Infantry Division was parachuted into the besieged Sevastopol, during all 250 days participated in the heroic defense of the city. He fought to the last. Then, fully experienced the inhuman hell of Nazi torture chambers. The theme of war became central in his work. It constantly worried him. His works call for vigilance, again and again forcing the price to comprehend today’s peaceful life.
Fame came to the People’s Artist of the USSR M. Savitsky with majestically epic, memorable “Partisan Madonna” (1967). In the image of young mother peasant viewers saw the symbol of Belarus fighting.
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Soviet realist painter Nikolai Romadin

Soviet realist painter Nikolai Romadin. Mother. 1934. Private collection

Mother. 1934. Private collection. Soviet realist painter Nikolai Romadin (1903—1987)

Soviet realist painter Nikolai Romadin (1903—1987) – Academician of the USSR Academy of Arts (1967, Corresponding Member – 1953), People’s Artist of the USSR (1971), the winner of the Lenin Prize (1980), second-degree Stalin Prize (1946) and the RSFSR State Prize of Repin (1970). Nikolai Mikhailovich Romadin was born in Samara into the family of a railroad worker Mikhail Andreyevich Romadin. The artist’s father was a soldier in the First World War, he served in the the railway, drove trains. After the collapse of the railway had to work as a simple oiler, was wounded, returned to Samara. After his recovery, he went to work at the depot. Nikolai had to work from the age of eleven, he became a newspaper boy. To successfully sell newspapers, everywhere he had to be the first, to run faster than others along the street to the train station and the pier with a heavy canvas bag, shouting loudly newspaper titles: Volzhsky day! Volga word! To the pier arrived wheel passenger steamers. Leaving them for a short walk, passengers willingly read the local newspapers.
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Soviet artist Fyodor Vasilyevich Shapayev

Rural postman 1959. Voronezh Regional Art Museum named after IN Kramskoi. Soviet artist Fyodor Vasilyevich Shapayev

Rural postman 1959. Voronezh Regional Art Museum named after IN Kramskoi. Soviet artist Fyodor Vasilyevich Shapayev (b. April 16, 1927)

Soviet artist Fyodor Vasilyevich Shapayev
Born April 16, 1927 in the village with an amazing name – Pokoi (Peace), Fyodor Vasilyevich Shapayev is a famous Soviet artist. His creativity has a high aesthetic value, and great ethical significance. With all his paintings, with all the force of sincerity and talent inherent in the master, the artist claims such unchanging, fundamental values ​​without which there can be no man – kindness, sacrifice, hard work, mental fortitude, faith, love. In a broad sense, creativity of Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1980), member of the USSR Union of Artists Fyodor Shapayev associated with the humanistic concept of realistic art, originating in the Renaissance.
Fyodor Shapayev comes from farmers of Serdobsk County of Saratov Province. “None of the relatives was linked to art, they were farmers. I do not remember my grandparents, but my parents told that he was a priest,” – says the artist. He was born April 16, 1927 in the village with an amazing name – Pokoi (Peace). Later, after becoming a famous artist, Fyodor captured the image of his native village and the parents on the canvas. In the portrait of his mother, painted in 1964, maternal life, full of daily long-term work, conceptualized as a moral achievement. The artist managed to express a deep, penetrating understanding of the mother’s life as a selfless service to the family, children. Like some other portraits of people close to the artist (his father, wife, daughter, son), Portrait of a mother has a distinctly intimate character.
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