Books

Unknown Socialist Realism: The Leningrad School

Unknown Socialist Realism: The Leningrad School By Sergei V. Ivanov. Click to view an open page of the book. Unknown Socialist Realism is a substantial collection of works by a large group of painters representing the Leningrad School of Painting. The book outlines basic periods of the school’s evolution from the period that preceded its formation in the [...]

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Pyotr Fomin

Click to view an open page of the book. This is a beautiful book on the artist Pyotr Fomin, who was one of the leading artists in Russia in the second half of the twentieth century. Although most of the text is written in Russian, there is a section in English at the end which [...]

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Aleksei Sokolov

Click to view an open page of the book. The new book on the artist Aleksei Sokolov was published several years after the artist’s death, but had been in progress since before then. In both English and Russian, it includes a section written by Sokolov himself detailing his life, education, and artistic growth, as well as [...]

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A Dictionary of Twentieth Century Russian and Soviet Painters

By Matthew Cullerne Bown. Click to view an open page of the book. The Dictionary contains a comprehensive listing of biographical details of approximately 13,000 painters - thousands more than any other publication in any language - active in Russia and the former Soviet Union between 1900 and the late 1980s, making it the most thorough publication [...]

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Tradition Rediscovered

Tradition Rediscovered: The Finley Collection of Russian Art By Maria Gough and Melissa Hefferlin. Click to view an open page of the book. Tradition Rediscovered profiles 42 Russian and Soviet artists and their works from the 1950s through the 1990s with biographical information for each artist. Hardcover, 208 pages, 226 photographs (160 colorplates) and 42 artists’ biographies. In [...]

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