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Soviet Russian actress Vera Altaiskaya 1919-1978

Soviet Russian actress Vera Altaiskaya 1919-1978

It was in Donbass. 1945. Soviet Russian actress Vera Altaiskaya (May 21, 1919 – December 28, 1978)

Soviet Russian actress Vera Altaiskaya

Born on May 21, 1919 in Petrograd, Vera Altaiskaya was a popular Soviet theater and film actress. After finishing secondary school in the second half of the 1930’s, she then moved to Moscow, where she entered the acting school at the Mosfilm studios. Having graduated in 1940, she was admitted to the Theater-Studio of the actor. Altaiskaya began her acting career in 1938, playing an episodic role in the film “The Great Account.” And she performed her first prominent role in G. Alexandrov’s film “The Bright Way” (1940, weaver Klava).
Then there was another notable role – in “Mashen’ka” (1942), where the Altaiskaya played Vera, the girlfriend of the main heroine of the film. After that, the roles followed one after another: Lermontov (1943), “Big Land” (1944), and “It was in Donbass” (1945).
Noteworthy, in her youth Altaiskaya was a very interesting girl with a charming face and a chiseled figure. And soon she married the handsome actor Alexei Konsovsky (he played prince in Cinderella), having given birth to their daughter. However, with age, the former beauty left the actress, which changed her roles as an actress. In particular, she began to play mostly the roles of negative and even evil characters. For example, in the film “Bridegroom from the Other World” directed by Leonid Gaidai. However, these very negative roles of witches brought her real fame. Indeed, the real upsurge in the popularity of Altaiskaya happened in the 1960s, when she became a real talisman of the great storyteller, director Alexander Rou.
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Soviet Russian film actress Natalia Saiko

Soviet Russian film actress Natalia Saiko

Born January 12, 1948 in Tallinn, the USSR, Soviet Russian film actress Natalia Saiko

Soviet Russian film actress Natalia Saiko
Born January 12, 1948 Natalia Petrovna Saiko – Soviet and Russian actress of theater and cinema, Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1989). Young Natasha dreamed of becoming a teacher, a circus gymnast, a ballerina, and a doctor. But all has changed after her tourist trip to Leningrad. Having visited one of the performances of the Bolshoi Drama Theater, she made a firm decision to become an actress.
Fortunately, she succeeded in realizing the dream immediately after finishing school. Natalia entered the Theater School of Shchukin in Moscow, and already in her sophomore year she made her debut in cinema. It was the role of Zinka, the daughter of the district militiaman Aniskin, in Ivan Lukinsky’s film The Village Detective (1969). As critics say, with this role Natalia Saiko literally “burst” into the cinematography, so impetuous, resolute was her heroine. In addition, her partners in the film were famous Soviet actors – Tatiana Peltzer and Mikhail Zharov.
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Soviet artist Pyotr Tarasovich Maltsev 1907-1993

Soviet artist Pyotr Tarasovich Maltsev (17 December 1907 - 5 October 1993)

Meeting the heroic crew. 1936. Soviet artist Pyotr Tarasovich Maltsev (17 December 1907 – 5 October 1993)

Soviet artist Pyotr Tarasovich Maltsev

Born 17 December 1907 in Mariupol of Ekaterinoslav province, Pyotr Tarasovich Maltsev was a many awarded Soviet artist working in the genre of socialist realism. A member of the USSR Union of Artists (1932), Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1958) and People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1968).
Pyotr Maltsev graduated from the Zaporozhie Art School (1921-1924), workshop of V.N. Nevsky. After that, studied at the monumental department of the fine art faculty of VKhUTEIN (1924-1930). His teachers were famous Soviet artists P.V. Kuznetsov, V.A. Favorsky, L.A. Bruni, and N.M. Chernyshev. While still a student, Maltsev began participating in the exhibitions of Soviet art (1928).
During the Great Patriotic War Maltsev served as an artist of the cultural enlightenment department of the Northern Fleet. Awarded with the Order of the Red Star and medals. In 1949 he joined the Studio of Military Artists of M.B.Grekov. Awarded with the first degree diploma and the gold medal of the USSR Academy of Arts (1960) for creating the diorama “Sturm of Sapun-mountain” (1959). Also, he received the gold medal of M.B.Grekov (1968) for participation in the reconstruction of the panorama of F.Rubo “The Battle of Borodino” (1967).
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Gallery of paintings by Soviet Tajik artists

Gallery of paintings by Soviet Tajik artists

Ilya Rakhnaev (1934-2003). Cotton growers of collective farm ‘Tajikistan’. 1975. Oil on canvas. Gallery of paintings by Soviet Tajik artists

Gallery of paintings by Soviet Tajik artists
This post features creativity of three Soviet Tajik artists, members of the Union of Artists of the USSR. In particular, Ilya Rakhnaev (1934-2003), Sukhrob Kerbanov (1946-2016) and Abdurakhmon Rakhimov (1933-2000).
The author of the above painting – Ilya Rakhnaev, a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR, the main artist of Dushanbe, and the head artist at the Art Fund of Tajikistan.
Born in 1934 in Tashkent, he successfully graduated from the theatrical art institute and began his creative career in the art fund of Tajikistan. The thirst for knowledge, the desire to see the world and depict what he saw in his paintings, prompted the artist to travel a lot. He creates a series of drawings and sketches depicting the life of the peoples of Central Asia, towns and villages, fortresses and historical monuments. Also, colorful portraits of Uzbeks, Tajiks, Kazakhs, Kirghiz, Gypsies, Jews and other representatives of the East.
Ilya Rakhnaev died suddenly in 2003 in Austria, and buried in the Jewish cemetery in Vienna.
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Paintings by Soviet Azerbaijan artists

Paintings by Soviet Azerbaijan artists

Artist Faik Agayev (born 1943, Baku). Evening over the Kaspian sea. 1979. Paintings by Soviet Azerbaijan artists

Paintings by Soviet Azerbaijan artists
Born in 1943 in Baku, Faik Agayev very early realized that he wanted to devote his life to painting. First, he studied at the Azim Azimzade Art College, and then moved to the capital of the USSR, Moscow. He entered the famous Surikov Institute, which at that time was considered to the most important and best art university in the USSR. It was at that time that he first presented his works for public viewing in the framework of the “Exhibition of Young Artists”. However, in the mid-90s, after the collapse of the USSR, he, like many of his colleagues, moved to Turkey, because he couldn’t earn much on his art those times. Thus, since 1996 F. Agayev lives in Bursa and teaches painting at Uludag University.
The Soviet state propagated the development of national art and encouraged the revival of various forms of national decorative creativity. Noteworthy, the officials freed the Islamic regions from the religious ban on realistic art.
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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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