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One-picture artists Soviet art gallery

One-picture artists Soviet art gallery

Fyodor Vasilievich Savostyanov (1924-2012). Kinder garten, 1951. Diploma work at the USSR Academy of Arts. One-picture artists Soviet art gallery

One-picture artists Soviet art gallery
This post features paintings of the various Soviet artists, and the above picture, in particular, belongs to Fedor Vasilyevich Savostyanov (December 23, 1924 – April 2, 2012). He was a Russian Soviet painter, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, and member of the the Leningrad organization of the Union of Artists of the RSFSR.
Born 23 December 1924 in the Bryansk region, he studied at the Odessa Art College. At the age of 17 he volunteered for the front. He fought at Stalingrad, Southern, 4th Ukrainian and 2nd Ukrainian fronts. Wounded three times, he received the Order of the Patriotic War of the 2nd degree, medals “For Courage”, “For the Taking of Budapest”, and “For Victory over Germany”.
After demobilization he entered the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of I. Repin. He studied in the workshops of Leonid Ovsyannikov, Boris Vogel, Alexander Zaitsev and Boris Ioganson. Participated in exhibitions since 1954. Mainly he painted portraits, landscapes, genre and battle paintings. The works of Fyodor Vasilyevich Savostyanov are in the Russian Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, in museums and private collections in Russia, Japan, Spain, Ukraine, France and other countries.
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One-picture gallery paintings by Soviet artists

One-picture gallery paintings by Soviet artists

Vladimir Ulyanov (born in 1933, Yaroslavl). My land. 1981. Oil on canvas. One-picture gallery paintings by Soviet artists

One-picture gallery paintings by Soviet artists
The author of the first picture in the gallery of paintings of various Soviet artists – Vladimir Ulyanov. Born October 30, 1933 in Kostroma, he grew up on the Volga. Vladimir’s father was a skipper on a barge and dreamed of seeing his son as captain. However, Vladimir dreamed to become an artist and began to learn painting. First, he studied in the Yaroslavl Art College (1949 -1954), workshop of Soviet artist G.A. Daryin. According to Ulyanov, there he achieved confidence in his skill and defended his diploma with honors.
For several years (1954 -1967) Ulyanov taught at the Yaroslavl Children’s Art School N1. He created a series of portraits of children and adolescents – Yunnatka 1965, Sanka 1970, Our Son 1978, and others. Since the mid-1950s, Ulyanov became a regular participant of not only regional, but also many large and diverse exhibitions: republican, all-Union and international. In addition, his works were exhibited abroad (France, Germany, Great Britain, China, Finland, etc.), and reproduced in various printed publications.
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Soviet graphic artists Illustrations and drawings

Soviet graphic artists Illustrations and drawings

Memory. 1983. Autolithography. V.S. Vilner. Soviet graphic artists Illustrations and drawings

Soviet graphic artists Illustrations and drawings
First of all, the Soviet graphics – a big era, which refers to the period from 1917 to 1991. Also, it includes post-revolutionary, pre-war, military (1941-1945), post-war, thaw (1960s), and stagnation (1980s) periods. Traditionally, the graphics itself realized itself in various forms – illustration, portraits, prints, ex-libris, emblems, drafts of banknotes, stamps, etc. In addition to engraving, traditional types of graphics continued to exist – pencil, charcoal, and pastel.
Numerous portraits of Lenin, the workers, determined to fulfill the plan, occupied prominent places on the pages of newspapers and magazines. But graphic art is diverse, from a newspaper drawing to a book illustration, made in classical techniques of pencil, coal; and subtle, refined color harmonies of watercolors, gouaches and pastels.
Meanwhile, in graphic art appeared a unique image, a personal beginning, caused by the desire for a comprehensive depth of analysis of spiritual processes in the life of modern man. The development of author’s techniques is evidence of the complication of the figurative system in the work of this or that artist.
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One-picture Soviet art gallery

One-picture Soviet art gallery

Painting by Soviet artist Tamara Fyodorovna Nedoshevenko. Romance. 1977. One-picture Soviet art gallery

One-picture Soviet art gallery
The author of the above painting – born 2 November 1950 in the Volyn region of Ukraine, Tamara Fyodorovna Nedoshevenko. She graduated from the Kiev State Art Institute (1975). And then, continued her art education in Moscow, in the creative workshops of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1978). Her teachers were prominent Soviet artists V. Shatalin and S. Grigoriev. Mainly, she worked in the field of easel and monumental painting.
Alongside with Tamara Fyodorovna Nedoshevenko, this post features various Soviet artists who worked in the time of the USSR. Besides, most of these artists were members of the USSR Union of artists.
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One-picture artists of Soviet period

Valerian Loik (1904-1986). One-picture artists of Soviet period. The song of protest. 1963

Valerian Loik (20 May 1904, Tallinn – 26 September 1986, Tallinn). The song of protest. 1963. One-picture artists of Soviet period

One-picture artists of Soviet period

In the above picture – painting by Soviet Estonian artist, Member of the USSR Union of Artists, Honored Artist of the Estonian SSR, Professor Valerian Tynuyevich Loik. This post is a continuation of the theme of artists, authors of one painting from my private collection. The images scanned from publications of the Soviet period – books, illustrated albums, magazines and catalogs of exhibitions of Soviet art.

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Soviet Art Gallery of one-picture artists

Soviet Art Gallery of one-picture artists

A.N. Volkov. Girls with cotton. 1932. Soviet Art Gallery of one-picture artists

Soviet Art Gallery of one-picture artists

For the lovers of art, and in particular, the Soviet period, I propose to get acquainted with another collection of works by artists of the period of the USSR. All images – scanned from Soviet catalogs, books and illustrated albums on Soviet fine arts, which I have been collecting for many years. In particular, the gallery includes works by artists of the Soviet period, performed in different genres – portraits of workers and artists, urban and industrial landscapes, still lifes and genre painting. However, they all belong to the art of socialist realism,
characterized by a close connection with life, social development through unique, individualized images of people and events. And, most importantly, reflecting the life of glorious Soviet past and present, they charged with the revolutionary romanticism and historical life-affirming optimism.
However, the method of socialist realism did not mean uniformity, although it assumed a single ideological and aesthetic basis of art. On the contrary, there is a diversity of individualities, genres, styles, artistic forms and national characteristics. Just look, for example, at the above picture – “The girls with cotton”, created in 1932 by Soviet artist A.N. Volkov.
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Soviet artist Pyotr Petrovich Belousov 1912-1989

Soviet artist Pyotr Petrovich Belousov 1912-1989

“We’ll go the other way!” (1951). Young Vladimir Lenin with his mother. Painting by Soviet artist Pyotr Petrovich Belousov (1912-1989)

Soviet artist Pyotr Petrovich Belousov
Honored Artist of the RSFSR. People’s Artist of the RSFSR, Corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Arts. An outstanding Russian artist, the pupil of Brodsky, Pyotr Petrovich Belousov is the author of the iconic Soviet painting “We’ll go the other way!” (1951). Also, he is the author of many paintings devoted to the leader of Great October revolution. Among most notable works – “VI Lenin among delegates of the Third Congress of the Komsomol”. (1949), etc. In addition, he is the author of drawings, etchings, lithographs, and bookplates.
He studied at the studios of the USSR Academy of Arts and in the “Community of Artists”. Participated in the exhibitions of the Society of A.I. Kuindzhi (1930).
The graduatee of the Academy of I.E. Repin (1933-1939) he received a diploma with honors for the painting “On the eve of October.” Participated in the largest exhibitions of Soviet art since 1930. Approved the head of the Department of Painting and Drawing of the Institute of I.E. Repin for the painting “Greek patriot in the fascist prison” (1956).
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