Soviet artist Lidiya Brodskaya
Soviet artist Lidiya Brodskaya (1910 -1991) is the author of paintings, lyrical landscapes, devoted to the nature of the Soviet Union – Urals, Siberia, Far East, Ukraine. Brodskaya – People’s Artist of the USSR (1980), Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Arts (1970), the winner of the RSFSR State Prize of IE Repin. In 1981 she was awarded the silver medal of the USSR Academy of Arts. In 1935-1939 studied in her father’s workshop in Leningrad Academy of Arts. Since 1939, studied in Moscow. She began participating in art exhibitions since 1944. Works of Brodskaya were exhibited in France (1948), Finland (1950), Poland (1951), India (1951), China (1954), Syria (1955). Solo exhibitions were held in Moscow in 1948, 1949, 1955. Her works are in the State Tretyakov Gallery, in the museums of Kiev, Lvov, Chelyabinsk, Astrakhan and other cities of the former USSR.
Creativity of Soviet artist Lidiya Brodskaya is characterized by great thematic diversity. Geography of her scenery – with the same passion she draws tender Central Russian nature with its quiet backwaters, slow rivulets, groves, fabulous forest expanses and harsh Ural, icy Siberia, the endless plains of the Ukraine and the Caucasus quaint. Whenever Brodskaya worked: at the Oka, Istra, Volga, Dnepr, Yenisei, Angara, Baikal … she brought home a lot of sketches and finished works of art.
Brodskaya visited Italy, France, Spain, India, but of these trips she had not brought a single work. Nature, exotic foreign countries did not inspire her. With all her heart she was devoted to the native landscape.
In a large gallery of landscapes Brodskaya has created, all seasons are present. The rapid arrival of spring – “Spring Field”, “Spring”, “The spring has come.” Different is the scenery, but the general atmosphere of joyful awakening of nature come to life in her paintings. Brodskaya embodies in spring her romantic ideas about beauty.
For the painting “Spring”, “Above the expanse of Russia”, “Baikal” the artist was awarded the State Prize of the RSFSR of Ilya Repin, in 1977.
Isaak Brodsky loved his daughter Lidochka and often drew and painted her. Little Lida is shown in his painting ‘Tale’.