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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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Painting by Soviet artist Vasily Hvostenko

Self-portrait. 1927. Soviet artist Vasily Hvostenko (1896 - 1960)

Self-portrait. 1927. Soviet artist Vasily Hvostenko (1896 – 1960)

Soviet artist Vasily Hvostenko (1896 – 1960) – comes from a galaxy of serfs artists (his great-grandfather, grandfather and father were icon painters), a member of the “Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia” (AKhRR). One of the first works carried out on the revolutionary theme: “Lenin on the armored car”, “Lenin in Smolny”, etc. Vasily Hvostenko – artist and researcher, developed technologies and modern methods of encaustic painting and revived this ancient art.
Soviet graphic artist, painter, and muralist Vasily Veniaminovich Hvostenko was born August 15, 1896 in Kursk province. In 1910-1917 he studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, workshops of Alexander Arkhipov, V. Baksheyev, N. Kasatkin, K. Korovin, A. Korin, S. Malyutin, L. Pasternak. Since 1918, he exhibited his works at many art exhibitions in the USSR and abroad, including the exhibitions “Free art”, “Union of Russian Artists”, “Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia.”
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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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Painting by Soviet artist Boris Fyodorov

Morning of tank crew. 1952-1954. Painting by Soviet artist Boris Fyodorov

Morning of tank crew. 1952-1954. Painting by Soviet artist Boris Fyodorov (born August 15, 1922)

Soviet artist Boris Fyodorov was born August 15, 1922 in Samara, the USSR. At nineteen years old, while a student of the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of Repin, he volunteered to the front. In 1942-44 he fought at Leningrad and 2nd Baltic fronts as a senior mechanic-driver of a heavy tank “HF”. He was wounded twice. In 1945, on the instructions of War Artists Studio of MB Grekov was assigned to the 79th Rifle Corps, involved in the storming of the Reichstag – drew from nature the raising flag over the Reichstag. He was awarded the Order of “Red Star”, “Fame”, “World War II” 2 degrees, medals “For Courage”, “For Victory over Germany”, “For the capture of Berlin.” In the 1945 he continued studying at the Faculty of Painting of the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of IE Repin, the workshop of M.I.Avilov. His diploma work was “Gorky and Chekhov among artists of Moscow Art Theatre.
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Soviet Ukrainian painter Vladimir Nesterov

Vladimir Nesterov (1932). Listening to space (Earth listens). 1970. Canvas, oil. Sold at auction of $ 72,063

Soviet Ukrainian painter Vladimir Nesterov (born 1932). Listening to space (The Earth listens). 1970. Canvas, oil. Sold at auction for $ 72,063

Soviet Ukrainian painter Vladimir Nesterov was born August 16, 1932 in the city of Kherson. Vladimir Dmitrievich Nesterov – an artist of social realism, a teacher, a member of the USSR Union of Artists. While studying in the art studio of Kherson Pioneers House, he was awarded a trip to Moscow for the watercolor painting “Duel of Pushkin with Dantes.” After returning from the capital, the young man was invited to lead an art studio in the House of Folk Art. Within months, the number of visitors to his studio reached seventy. Later Nesterov graduated from the Kiev Art Institute. His graduate work at the Institute was devoted to one of the most favorite themes in the Soviet Art – Space exploration. Then he created two paintings “The Earth is listening” and “The Astronauts”. He studied all that was available about space exploration, traveled to the Crimean observatory, collected materials. In 1970 he painted “The Earth is listening”, it was on the show in Moscow, later was sold at auction for $ 72,063.
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Soviet fashion model Leka Mironova

Soviet fashion model Leka Mironova

Soviet fashion model Leka Mironova

Soviet fashion model Leka Mironova (full name – Leocadia Mironova) – one of the most famous models of 1960-70s USSR. Like most of models of the time, to the Fashion House on Kuznetsky Most, she came by chance to support a girlfriend, a novice fashion designer Vyacheslav Zaitsev saw her. He immediately offered her to work with him. Leka has just graduated from high school. She studied ballet, but had to leave dancing because of illness of feet. She wanted to enter the faculty of architecture, but also failed because of vision problems. And she agreed to try herself as a fashion model. Leka became known abroad and was called “Russian Audrey Hepburn” for the resemblance to the great actress. After shooting in the American film “The Soviet Union Stars” (one of them, by the way, was Maya Plisetskaya), Leka was invited to a parade of top fashion models in the world.
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Soviet landscape painter Aleksei Gritsai

Soviet landscape painter Aleksei Gritsai. Summer garden. Pastel. 1955

Soviet landscape painter Aleksei Gritsai (1914 – 1998). Summer garden. Pastel. 1955

Soviet landscape painter Aleksei Gritsai (1914 – 1998) – teacher, professor, Corresponding Member (1957), Academician of the USSR Academy of Arts (1964). People’s Artist of the USSR (1974), winner of the USSR State Prize (1978) and two Stalin Prizes third degree (1951, 1952). He did a lot for the revival of the Russian landscape in the post-war Soviet art. In the revolutionary and post-revolutionary Russian avant-garde art, and then in the Soviet art of 1930-1950-ies landscape was not popular. However, after the war, returning from the war artists began to look at the world through different eyes. Gritsai was one of these artists, who preferred the pure landscape in the art study. In addition, Gritsai was an outstanding teacher. He taught and then led a workshop at the Moscow State Institute named after Surikov, headed a commission of the Academy of Arts on the work with young artists.
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