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Soviet sculptor Nikita-Gleb Lavinsky

Vladimir Mayakovsky, sculpture by Soviet sculptor Nikita-Gleb Lavinsky

Vladimir Mayakovsky by Soviet sculptor Nikita-Gleb Lavinsky (August 12, 1921 – June 14, 1986)

Soviet sculptor Nikita-Gleb Lavinsky (August 12, 1921 – June 14, 1986) is the author of monuments and busts, installed in different cities of the former USSR. His most famous work is the second monument to Ivan Susanin in Kostroma. Honored Artist of the RSFSR, Commander of the Order “Badge of Honor”. According to testimony and materials released in the TV documentary on the First Channel “Odd Man Out” (2013), his father was the prominent Soviet poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. The fact that the biological father of Nikita-Gleb is Vladimir Mayakovsky, who was acquainted with a married Elizaveta (Lily) in 1920 during their joint work in the satire magazine “Windows of ROSTA”. The documentary film “Odd Man Out”, which premiered at the First channel to the 120th anniversary of the poet’s birthday, 20 July, 2013 revealed that fact. In the film, Elizaveta, the daughter of Lavinskaya, confirms the fact, relying on documents and photographs of the family archive, evidence of her late father, who left memories of visits of Mayakovsky to their family and his relationship with her mother.
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Soviet Russian sculptor Vladimir Tishin

Dialogue (Anna Akhmatova and Nikolai Gumilev). Bronze, 2001. Sculptor Vladimir Tishin

Composition “Dialogue” (Russian poetess Anna Akhmatova and Nikolai Gumilev). Bronze, 2001. Sculptor Vladimir Tishin

Creativity of Soviet Russian sculptor Vladimir Tishin bears the features characteristic of the Moscow School of plastic. In particular, the desire to intensify the artistic language, theatrical, and colorful imagery. A great sense of material and design allows the sculptor to work in a variety of materials: wood, stone, bronze, and chamotte. Born 16, 1963 in Moscow, Vladimir Tishin graduated from Moscow State Art and Industry University named after Stroganov (MGHPU of Stroganov), the sculpture department (1985). And four years later, in 1989, became a member of the USSR Union of Artists. In addition, in 1990-1991 got a scholarship of the Union of Artists of the USSR. In 2012 he became a member of the Russian Academy of Arts.
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Soviet sculptor Ivan Pershudchev 1915-1987

Soviet sculptor Ivan Pershudchev 1915-1987. Portrait of Hero of the Soviet Union sergeant M.A. Yegorov (1923-1975). 1945. Bronze, granite

Hero of the Soviet Union sergeant M.A. Yegorov (1923-1975), a soldier hoisted the Banner of Victory on the remains of the defeated Reich. 1945. Bronze, granite. The State Tretyakov Gallery. Soviet sculptor Ivan Pershudchev 1915-1987

Soviet sculptor Ivan Pershudchev (1915 – 1987), Honored Artist of the RSFSR – one of those sculptors whose works entered the golden fund of Soviet art. He created gallery of sculptural portraits of heroes of the Great Patriotic War. His monuments that perpetuate military exploits are well known in our country and abroad. They show a deep sense of love to the simple Soviet man, the ability to see and clearly display the extraordinary and heroic, which is often hidden behind the modesty and the seemingly ordinary. This amazing involvement of artist in the lives of those people whom he portrayed explains the biography of the sculptor.
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Soviet Armenian sculptor Nikolai Nikogosyan

N. Nikogosyan working on a model of the monument to the poet Vahan Terian. 1986

Soviet Armenian sculptor Nikolai Nikogosyan (born 1918) working on a model of the monument to the poet Vahan Terian. 1986

Works of Soviet Armenian sculptor Nikolai Nikogosyan entered the “golden fund” of Soviet art. They are in the Russian Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts of Karelia and other regional museums in Russia, as well as in the State Art gallery of Armenia, in the art museums of former Soviet Union – Belarus, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania. Nikolai Nikogosyan – painter, graphic artist, teacher, People’s Artist of the USSR (1982), Winner of USSR State Prize (1977). Corresponding Member (1983) of the USSR Academy of Arts, Academician of Russian Academy of Arts (2001). Nikolai Bagratovich Nikoghosyan was born December 2, 1918, in the village of Shagrar (now Nalbandyan) in Armenia. In 1930-1940-ies N.B.Nikogosyan got an excellent education – first at the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of All-Russian Academy of Arts in Leningrad, and later at the Moscow Art Institute of Surikov (workshop AT Matveyev). Since 1985, he taught at the Faculty of Architecture plastics, since 1998 professor. In 1940, the artist began to participate in exhibitions, in 1942 he joined the USSR Union of Artists. In 1956 he represented the country at the XXVIII International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Venice.
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Soviet sculptor Lyudmila Yelchaninova

Soviet sculptor Lyudmila Yelchaninova. Hereditary potter S. Goncharov. Grog. 1981

Hereditary potter S. Goncharov. Grog. 1981. Soviet sculptor Lyudmila Yelchaninova (born 1940, Moscow, USSR)

Soviet sculptor Lyudmila Yelchaninova was born and raised in Moscow. Since childhood, she loved to draw, mold toys, paint, dress up and decorate them. Lyudmila’s mother, seamstress, sew theater costumes, decorated Russian folk clothes with embroidery, and accustomed her daughter to needlework. Maybe these first lessons echoed over time in the work of the artist, in her love for color, adherence to all man-made, hand made good craftsmen. And now in her shop carefully preserved objects of folk life, ancient peasant clothes, arts and crafts. After graduation Yelchaninova moved to Smolensk. Teaching students sculpture and ceramics, she worked hard, took part in the exhibitions, raised a daughter. In 1973 she joined the USSR Union of Artists.
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Soviet sculptor Leonid Shervud

Soviet sculptor Leonid Shervud (28 April 1871 - 23 August 1954)

Soviet sculptor Leonid Shervud (28 April 1871 – 23 August 1954)

Soviet sculptor Leonid Shervud (28 April 1871 – 23 August 1954) – Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1946), doctor of art sciences was one of the first sculptors who carried out Lenin’s plan for “monumental propaganda”, starting from 1918. Leonid Sherwood was born in Moscow on April 28, 1871. Original art education he received in the studio of his father Vladimir Osipovich Shervud, academician of painting, working in the field of architecture and sculpture. Constant communication with famous figures of Russian culture and art visiting their house had a great influence on the world of young L. Shervud. Abilities of the boy appeared in the years of work in his father’s workshop. Initially, helping his father, he began to copy under the guidance of his father monuments of ancient sculpture, and then to work independently.
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Soviet sculptor Yekaterina Belashova-Alekseyeva

Soviet sculptor Yekaterina Belashova-Alekseyeva. Collective farm woman. 1957. Bronze

Collective farm woman. 1957. Bronze. Soviet sculptor Yekaterina Belashova-Alekseyeva

Soviet sculptor Yekaterina Belashova-Alekseyeva (1906, St. Petersburg – 1971, Moscow) – People’s Artist of the USSR (1963), Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Arts (1964), and Professor. Besides, she was a laureate of the USSR State Prize (1967), the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and medals. Member of Communist party of the Soviet Union (1945).
She studied at the Leningrad Industrial Art College, in the workshop of V.V.Lishev (1923-1924). Next, she studied at the Higher Art and Technical Institute ​​in Leningrad, workshops of R.R.Bakh, A.T. Matveyev and V.L. Simonov (1926-1930). In addition, in 1932 she graduated from the graduate school of the Institute of Proletarian Fine Arts. She taught at the Moscow Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts in 1941-1952 and the Moscow Higher School of Industrial Art (1952-1963). Since 1933 she has lived and worked in Moscow.
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