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Anatoly Galaktionovich Petritsky Ukrainian and Soviet painter

Anatoly Galaktionovich Petritsky is a master of the Ukrainian avant-garde.

Anatoly Galaktionovich Petritsky is a master of the Ukrainian avant-garde.

Anatoly Galaktionovich Petritsky (1895-1964) Russian, Ukrainian and Soviet painter, graphic artist, theater artist and teacher. Graduated from the Kiev Art School (1918). Studied at the Moscow VKHUTEMAS (1922-1924) with the avant-garde artists A.D. Drevin and N.A. Udaltsova. As a theater artist (since 1914) he was influenced by stylistic tendencies and constructivism. Author of easel paintings, including a series of portraits of Ukrainian writers, as well as posters and illustrations. Twice laureate of the Stalin Prize of the USSR in 1949 and 1951, People’s Artist of the USSR (1944). Academician of the USSR Academy of Arts (1947).

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Boris Prorokov Soviet graphic artist

Boris Prorokov

Boris Prorokov

Soviet graphic artist; cartoonist, satire master, poster artist, sculptor. Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR. Corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Arts (1954). Laureate of the Lenin Prize (1961) and two Stalin Prizes of the third degree (1950, 1952). Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1955). People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1963). People’s Artist of the USSR (1971).

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Kutateladze Apollon Karamanovich (1900-1972)

G.K. Ordzhonikidze and S.M. Kirov in the North Caucasus. Color etching, aquantita. 1938

G.K. Ordzhonikidze and S.M. Kirov in the North Caucasus. Color etching, aquantita. 1938. Kutateladze Apollon Karamanovich

Biography

Soviet artist-painter, graphic artist. Honored Artist of the Georgian SSR. People’s Artist of the Georgian SSR. People’s Artist of the USSR. Honored Art Worker of Abkhazia, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR.

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Dulevo porcelain factory

Dulevo porcelain factory. Antique figurine of the 50s, Dulevo

Antique figurine of the 50s, Dulevo

Dulevo porcelain factory – porcelain with Russian flavor

They say and write different things about Dulevo porcelain factory. That he could never surpass the aristocratic sophistication of the Danish Royal Copenhagen. It will not become as popular as Royal Worcester. It is unlikely that sets from Dulevo will ever get to the first positions of auctions and thousands of collectors will fight for them. But not all predictions need to be trusted.

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Mikhail Nesterov is an outstanding itinerant artist

Self-portrait 1915

Self-portrait 1915

Mikhail Nesterov is an outstanding itinerant artist and master of the “soul of the people”

Mikhail Nesterov is an outstanding Russian itinerant painter, landscape painter and icon painter, a famous Soviet portrait painter.

Nesterov Mikhail created his own movement in painting “poeticized realism” and remained faithful to it, despite the revolution, the collapse of the country and the change of regime. During the period of itinerant movement, the painter’s work is filled with Orthodox mysticism. His paintings reflect the “special path” of God’s chosenness, a quiet charm with the beauties of Russian nature and the human soul.

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Kazimir Malevich iconic artist and founder of Suprematism

Self-portrait 1910

Self-portrait 1910

Biography of Kazimir Malevich

His father and mother were of Polish descent. They had 14 children, but only nine of the artist’s siblings survived to adulthood. Casimir, who was the eldest child, often traveled with his father in the service. For all his life, he remembered the beauty of Ukrainian nature and the hard life of the peasants.

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Artists-victims of Stalinist repression

Malevich. Reapers

Malevich. Reapers

Artists-victims of Stalinist repression

History is an inexact, evaluative science: embellishment and dramatization of events in it is a common thing. But many scary stories about Stalinist repression are an exception. There was no targeted campaign to destroy “ideological enemies” (as in the case of writers) against artists – more often there were “local excesses”. But some famous painters were repressed, although the authorities tried to pass off their cases as criminal ones.

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