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Soviet painter Ilya Mashkov

Soviet painter Ilya Mashkov. Pioneer with a horn. Oil. 1933

Soviet painter Ilya Mashkov (1881-1944). Pioneer with the horn. Oil. 1933

Student of Valentin Serov and Konstantin Korovin, a wonderful Soviet painter Ilya Mashkov (1881-1944) loved the Crimea, repeatedly worked in Gurzuf and in each trip visited the most popular in the USSR pioneer camp Artek. Communication with the pioneers, the lives of children, full of the romance of socialist transformation, provided the basis for the creation of the portrait in 1933, the “Pioneer with the horn.” Soviet artist, co-founder and member of the artistic association “Jack of Diamonds” (1910) and the Society of Moscow Artists (1927-1929), was a member of the “World of Art” (1916) and the Society “Moscow painters” (1925), in the period 1924-1928 member of the Association of artists of Revolutionary Russia, Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1928).
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Socialist Realism artist Isaak Brodsky

Stalin in the Kremlin

Stalin in the Kremlin. Socialist Realism artist Isaak Brodsky (6 January 1884 – August 14, 1939)

Socialist Realism artist Isaak Brodsky
It is difficult to overestimate the enormous impact that had Isaak Brodsky on the development and creation of the Soviet school of art based on the principles of socialist realism. Many generations of artists have successfully passed this school, having become outstanding representatives of our multinational art. The authority of Brodsky, his enormous popularity as the greatest artist of his time, the artist-realist especially appreciated by the part of young people who wanted to learn. For them he was a very close friend, who did not leave any request ignored. Isaak did titanic work in many areas: creative, educational, social, state, to each of which he gave himself completely. At the same time he found an opportunity to respond to any beginner artist, who turned to him with a request.
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Soviet artist Pavel Fyodorovich Sudakov

Soviet artist Pavel Fyodorovich Sudakov. Peace for Peoples (Speech of NS Khrushchev at the UN)

Soviet artist Pavel Fyodorovich Sudakov (1914 – 2010). Peace for Peoples (Speech of NS Khrushchev at the UN)

Soviet artist Pavel Fyodorovich Sudakov (1914 – 2010) – representative of social realism, People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1982), the winner of the Stalin Prize III degree (1952). Pavel Sudakov was born on August 20, 1914 in Moscow into a family of workers. He finished seven classes of factory training school. In 1933 – 1934 studied in the art studio of the Moscow Union of Artists, where his teachers were A.M. Kanevsky and V.A. Favorsky. He was a member of the Department of Fine Arts of Working Youth (IZORAM). In 1935 – 1941 studied at the Moscow state art institute of Surikov, workshop of G.G. Ryazhsky. From the fifth year he went to the front, to the people’s militia. In late 1943, Pavel Fedorovich was recalled to Moscow and was appointed head of the art studio of the border troops, which lasted until 1947. After demobilization in the same 1947 P.F. Member of art exhibitions since 1947, Sudakov was admitted to the USSR Union of Artists.
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Soviet artist Anatoly Yudin

Crows. Cardboard, oil. 1970s. Soviet artist Anatoly Yudin

Crows. Cardboard, oil. 1970s. Soviet artist Anatoly Yudin (1925-1999)

Soviet artist Anatoly Yudin was born August 2, 1925 in the village of Studentsy, Samara Province, the USSR. An amateur artist, Anatoly did not receive formal art education, but this did not prevent him from becoming a member of the USSR Union of Artists in 1973. Craving for painting has appeared in childhood, and never left him throughout life. The most serious artistic training became lessons under the guidance of prominent Soviet artist Konstantin Yuon in Moscow graphic studio for invalids of the Great Patriotic War (1944 – 1950). Genre of painting in which the artist worked – landscape and portrait. In 1950-75 he lived in Kuibyshev, and in 1975 – 1999 – lived and worked in Leninogorsk, Tatarstan.
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Lenin theme in paintings of Boris Lebedev

Lenin theme in paintings of Boris Lebedev

Lenin theme in paintings of Boris Lebedev

Lenin theme in paintings of Boris Lebedev

The main theme in the works of Soviet artist Boris Lebedev (1910-1997) – Lenin. People’s Artist of the RSFSR, member of the USSR Union of Artists, Honored and National Artist of Russia, Boris Ivanovich Lebedev was born on August 1, 1910. After graduating from the Saratov art school in 1929, he worked in the newspaper “Pravda of South Kazakhstan”, “Soviet dirizhablist” on the “Diafilm” factory, in the “Komsomolskaya Pravda”. From the “Komsomolskaya Pravda” has come to the Penza regional newspaper. He lived and worked in Penza. At the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, Boris headed the art department. His sharp political caricatures of the Nazi rulers and warriors, full of sarcasm, sharp as a soldier’s bayonet, operated flawlessly.
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Soviet artist Ivan Ivanov-Sakach

Happy Birthday Filipp Danilovich. 1975. Painting by Soviet artist Ivan Ivanov-Sakach (August 2, 1926 - March 2, 1985)

“Happy Birthday, Filipp Danilovich!”. 1975. Painting by Soviet artist Ivan Ivanov-Sakach (August 2, 1926 – March 2, 1985)

Soviet artist Ivan Ivanov-Sakach – Leningrad school painter, who had a bright and recognizable style of painting characteristic of Soviet Art of 1970s. Ivan was born August 2, 1926 in Stavropol province, the USSR. In early childhood, left orphan, he was adopted by a family friend, I.K. Ivanov, whom the artist considered his father and whose name in appreciation was later added to the native. In 1944 he was drafted into the army and took part in the war against Japan and the liberation of Korea. He fought in the Far Eastern Front, Sergeant, radio telegraphist. Ivan was awarded medals “For Victory over Germany”, “For Victory over Japan”, “For Military Merit”, “For the liberation of Korea.” In the 1950 – 1955 Ivan studied at the Art School in Krasnodar. In 1956, after finishing the art school, he entered the Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of Academy of Arts of the USSR.
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Soviet artist Boris Okorokov

Soviet artist Boris Okorokov (1933 - 2005). The Soviet-Czechoslovak crew. 1978

Soviet artist Boris Okorokov (1933 – 2005). The Soviet-Czechoslovak crew. 1978

Soviet artist Boris Okorokov (1933 – 2005) – Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR (1960), Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1982). All-Union fame to Boris Okorokov brought work on the military theme, and the theme of space – “Frontier” (1963), “Interceptors” (1966), “Goodbye Earth” (1970), which were reproduced in many printed editions of the Soviet era. His works are in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, the State Museum of Fine Arts. Pushkin Museum of Russian Art in Kiev, Donetsk Art Gallery, Dnepropetrovsk art gallery, Kemerovo Art Museum, the Central Museum of Armed Forces (Moscow), the other major museums of the former USSR. His works are in museums and private collections in Russia, Ukraine, England, Holland, Hungary, Czech Republic, USA, France, Poland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Montenegro, Cyprus and others.
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