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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Hungarian/Russian, 20th century, male.

Active from 1880 in Russia.

Born 25 March 1871, in Budapest; died 16 May 1960, in Moscow.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Impressionism, Post-impressionism, Socialist Realism.

Union of Russian Artists (1903 – 1923); Mir iskusstva (World of Art, ...


Ukrainian, 20th–21st century, male.

Active since 1992 in the United States.

Born 30 September 1933, in Dnepropetrovsk.

Painter (mixed media), watercolourist, collage artist, installation artist, draughtsman, illustrator.

Sots Art, Perestroika Art, Conceptual Art.

Boulevard Stretensky group.

Ilya Iossifovitch Kabakov was evacuated in 1941 to Samarkand in Uzbekistan. In ...


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 ...


Russian, 20th century, male.

Born 1928, in Simonovo.

Painter, illustrator, draughtsman. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, still-lifes.

Socialist Realism.

Anatoli Safokhin trained at the Surikov Institute in Moscow and became a member of the Association of Painters of the USSR. He belonged to the pictorial tradition of the ...