Soviet Art

USSR Culture

Romas Yakov Dorofeevich

Romas Yakov Dorofeevich

Romas Yakov Dorofeevich

From the first days of the Great Patriotic War, people of quite peaceful professions served in the navy – actors and musicians, artists and photographers, writers and journalists, one of them was Yakov Dorofeevich Romas.

Read more »

Kuzminskis Jonas Mikolo

Kuzminskis Jonas Mikolo

Kuzminskis Jonas Mikolo – Graphic artist, painter.

Biography of Kuzminskis Jonas Mikolo

Kuzminskis Jonas (1906-85), Lithuanian graphic artist, people’s artist (1965), full member of the Academy of Arts (1975). He creatively used the traditions of Lithuanian folk lubok (cycles “Vilnius”, 1942-57, “Based on Lithuanian folk and revolutionary songs”, 1960-66).

Read more »

Volkov Boris Ivanovich

Volkov Boris Ivanovich

Volkov Boris Ivanovich

Biography

Volkov Boris Ivanovich (13 (26) .3.1900, Moscow, – 23.12.1970, ibid.), Soviet theater artist, People’s Artist of the USSR (1965). Studied at the Stroganov School (1913-18) under F.F. Tatlin, DP Shterenberg and others. OST member. In 1924-40, the chief artist of the theater.

Read more »

Ara Sargsyan soviet sculptor

Monument to Hovhannes Tumanyan in Yerevan

Monument to Ara Sargsyan in Yerevan

The story of Ara Sargsyan – a sculptor, the first rector of the Academy of Arts and avenger

It is almost impossible to visit Yerevan and not see the work of the sculptor Ara Sargsyan. In front of one of the most popular places in the city – the building of the Opera and Ballet Theater, there are monuments to two great Armenians – Hovhannes Tumanyan and Alexander Spendiaryan. Both monuments belong to the hand of the famous sculptor, now inappropriately forgotten Ara Sargsyan. Ara Sargsyan embodied his monumental work in Gyumri, over which Mother Armenia proudly towers – a symbol of victory.

Read more »

Moiseenko Evsey Evseevich

Moiseenko Evsey Evseevich Soviet painter

Moiseenko Evsey Evseevich Soviet painter

Biography of Moiseenko Evsey Evseevich

Moiseenko Evsey Evseevich was born on August 15, 1916 in the village of Uvarovichi, Budo-Koshelevsky district, Gomel region. His father died that same year without seeing his son. The boy was raised by his mother Matryona Sergeevna and grandfather Prokop Naumovich.

Read more »

Okas Ewald Karlovich

Okas Ewald Karlovich

Okas Ewald Karlovich

Okas Ewald Karlovich (Estonian Evald Okas; November 15 (28), 1915, Revel, Russian Empire – April 30, 2011, Tallinn, Estonia) – Soviet and Estonian artist-painter, graphic artist, teacher. People’s Artist of the USSR (1963), Hero of Socialist Labor (1985).

Read more »

Japaridze Ucha Malakievich

Japaridze Ucha Malakievich Self-portrait. 1941

Japaridze Ucha Malakievich. Self-portrait. 1941

Japaridze Ucha Malakievich was born in Gori in 1906 and from childhood he showed an interest in art. That is why I went to study and graduated from the M. Toidze People’s Art Studio, and then the Academy of Arts (AH) of Tbilisi. Subsequently, Japaridze became a teacher of the Tbilisi Academy of Arts and the author of many works – “May Day Demonstration in Tiflis in 1901”, “Friends of Youth”, “Mother’s Duma”.

Read more »