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Czech, 20th century, male.

Born 23 March 1887, in Hronov nad Metuji; died March 1945, in Bergen-Belsen, Germany, in the concentration camp.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, illustrator. Figure compositions, figures. Stage sets.

Socialist Realism.

Groups: Mánes, Skupina Vytvarnych Umelcu (Group of Plastic Artists).

Josef Capek was the brother of the playright Karel Capek, the author of ...

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Ukrainian, 20th century, male.

Born 1888, in Kiev; died 1986 (or 1979).

Sculptor, print artist, illustrator.

Constructivism, Socialist Realism.

Iosif Chaikov studied in Paris, at the École des Arts Décoratifs, in 1912-1913 at the École des Beaux-Arts, and under the Russian sculptor Naum Aronson from ...

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Born 1899, in Kursk; died 1969, in Moscow.

Painter, illustrator, decorative artist, engraver. Figure compositions.

Socialist Realism.

Association of Easel Painters (OST).

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Deineka studied at the Kharkov art college, and also with Vladimir Favorsky and Ignati Nivinksy at the Vkhutemas institute (Higher Artistic and Technical Studios) in Moscow. He was a founding member of OST, the Society of Easel Painters, where young painters aimed to reflect the contemporary revolutionary process in their works. They used strong images with striking graphic lines, and contributed to the rise of easel painting, monumental art, illustration and the production of theatre décors. In 1928, he was a professor in the lithograph department in the graphic arts faculty of the Vkhutein and in the same year he painted a large canvas entitled ...

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Albanian, 20th century, male.

Born 1936.

Engraver.

Socialist Realism.

Lumturi Dhrami was a representative of Socialist Realism. His triptypch, The Way, is emblematic of this aesthetic in its praise of heroism, work and the Socialist homeland.

Tirana (AG): The Pupil; Our Way

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Hungarian, 20th century, male.

Active also active in Germany.

Born 1902, in Szentmihalyfa; died 1975, in Budapest.

Painter, engraver, poster artist. Scenes with figures.

Socialist Realism.

Sandor Ek was a student in 1919 at the school of proletarian art in Budapest and got involved in Socialist Realism with the intention of exalting the proletarian class and the benefits of revolutionary Socialism. After the fall of Bela Kun's republic in ...

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Born 1903, in St Petersburg; died 1982.

Painter, lithographer.

Socialist Realism.

Boris Ermolaev was represented at the 1967-1968 Exposition du Grand Palais in Paris Russian Art from the Scythians to Today ( L'Art russe, des Scythes à nos jours) with a lithograph, ...

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Born 15 March 1886, in Moscow; died 1964.

Engraver, illustrator.

Socialist Realism.

Obshchestvo Khudoznikov 4 Iskusstva (Four Arts Society of Artists).

Vladimir Andreevich Favorsky studied in Munich from 1905 to 1908 in the Hollósy workshop and in the faculty of philosophy. Then he travelled to Italy, Germany and Austria. Having returned to Moscow, he worked in the faculty of arts ...

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Born 20 May 1928, in Moscow; died after 1965.

Engraver.

Studied at the school of art in Moscow. His very realistic engravings are in the Socialist Realism tradition that the authorities of the time promoted. In 1967 he featured in the exhibition of ...

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Born 1932, in Moscow.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver.

Oleg Kudriashov produced engravings devoid of any particular character and this has earned him a place in the official Russian art of the Stalinist era.

L'Art russe des Scythes à nos jours, exhibition catalogue, Gal. nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 1967....

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Christina Lodder

Russian printmaker and sculptor, active in England. He trained at the Moscow State Art Studios in 1942–7 and at the Moscow Art School (1950–51) in the atmosphere of Socialist Realism. After his national service (1953–6) he studied at the Moscow Animated Film Studios (...

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Ukrainian, 20th century, male.

Born 1935, in Kharkov.

Engraver. Scenes with figures.

Socialist Realism.

Vladimir Nenado's style was conventional but emphatic. He had four lino-engravings selected for inclusion in the 1967 exhibition Russian Art from the Scythians to Today ( L'Art russe des Scythes à nos jours...

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German, 20th century, male.

Born 23 March 1893, in Schwann (Württemberg); died 1969, in Berlin.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator.

Constructivism, Socialist Realism.

Die Abstakten Group, Gruppe Progressiver Künstler (Progressive Art Group), ASSO Group (Association of Revolutionary Figuration Artists).

Oskar Nerlinger was one of Carl Jordan's pupils at the school of applied arts in Strasbourg and then ...

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Born 1903, in Moscow; died 1977, in Moscow.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver. Genre scenes, scenes with figures, urban landscapes. Stage sets.

Socialist Realism.

Association of Easel Painters.

Yuri Ivanovich Pimenov was taught by Sergei Vasilievich Malyutin, Dmitri Nikolaevich Kardovsky, Vadim Dmitrievich Falileev, and Dmitri Favorsky in Moscow. He later travelled to Italy and Germany. In ...

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Born 1932, in Moscow; died 1974.

Painter (gouache), engraver. Scenes with figures.

Socialist Realism.

Viktor Popkov studied at the Moscow school of fine art until 1958. He was one of the official post-war painters of the Soviet Union most devoted to the conservative response of Socialist Realism. Although there was a degree of stylisation in his Realist paintings and engravings of the world of joyful work or the daily life of ordinary people, it was not a prominent feature of his work. He is known for ...