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Sergey Kuznetsov

Belarusian sculptor . He studied in Belarus’ under Yury Pen and M. Kerzin during the early 1920s and then learnt from contemporaries such as Matvey Manizer as well as from the Hermitage collection in St Petersburg. In 1929, after visiting Ukraine and Georgia, he returned to Belarus’ and was commissioned to decorate the ...

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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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Latvian, 20th century, female.

Born 1921, in Riga.

Sculptor.

Socialist Realism.

Lea Davidova-Medene was included in the offical Soviet selection for the Exposition Internationale de Sculpture du Musée Rodin, Paris (1966) where she showed a Portrait of a Soldier characteristic of the state-imposed aesthetic of Socialist Realism, which exalted the worker and glorified heroism....

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Albanian, 20th century, male.

Born 1936.

Sculptor.

Socialist Realism.

Mumtas Dhrami was a proponent of Socialist Realism.

Tirana (AG): Let's Carry the Revolutionary Spirit

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Andon Kuqali

Albanian sculptor. He studied at the Jordan Misja Arts Lyceum in Tiranë (1952–6), the Academy of Arts, Leningrad (now St Petersburg; 1957–61) and the Higher Institute of Art in Tiranë (1962), where he later taught monumental sculpture. He became established as a Socialist Realist artist with his earliest works, for example ...

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Latvian, 20th century, female.

Born 1928, in Riga.

Sculptor.

Socialist Realism.

Gaida Grundberga's work was part of an official selection of Russian sculpture on exhibit at the Musée Rodin in Paris in 1966. Her sculptures demonstrate a realist style, to the glorification of heroes and social values....

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Sulejman Dashi

Albanian sculptor. He studied sculpture at the Jordan Misja Arts Lyceum in Tiranë (1946–50) and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leningrad (now St Petersburg; 1953–8). He later taught monumental sculpture at the Higher Institute of Art in Tiranë. Hadëri quickly established himself as a Socialist Realist sculptor specializing in dramatic and narrative figure compositions, for example ...

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John E. Bowlt

Russian sculptor. From 1892 to 1896 he attended the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, where he studied under Sergey Volnukhin (1859–1921), and from 1899 to 1902 he attended the St Petersburg Academy of Arts, studying under Vladimir Beklemishev (1861–1920). He moved quickly from the academic lessons of these teachers, reflected in such pieces as ...

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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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John E. Bowlt

Russian sculptor and decorative artist of Latvian birth. From the mid-1900s until 1912 she attended various private art schools in Moscow, including that of Il’ya Mashkov, but her real training as a sculptor began in 1912, when she travelled to Paris. Until 1914 she took an active part in the artistic life of Paris, attending the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, taking lessons from ...

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Latvian, 20th century, female.

Born 19 June 1889, in Riga; died 1953, in Moscow.

Sculptor. Figures, portraits.

Socialist Realism.

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

Vera Ignatievna Mukhina studied in the workshops of K. Yuon and Ilya Mashkov from 1909 to 1911...

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Sergey Kuznetsov

Georgian sculptor. He was born into a family of artists: his father was a wood-carver, his brother Vasily a painter. From 1895 he studied at the Odessa school of drawing and first tried his hand at sculpture in 1896. The sculptor Georgy Gabashvili gave him encouragement, and shortly afterwards Nikoladze went to Paris, where he studied under ...

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Albanian, 20th century, male.

Active during the second half of the 20th century.

Sculptor.

Socialist Realism.

Llazar Nikolla's sculptures were faithful to the principles of Socialist Realism.

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Born 1937.

Sculptor, painter.

Op Art, Kinetic Art, Cyber Art.

Dvizhenie Group.

Lev Nusberg is an exception to the rule at many levels in the former Soviet Union: in the era of Socialist Realism, he was able to practise a form of avant-garde art and, whilst not formally recognised by the extremely realist Society of Artists, he was allowed to show his works in their exhibition and was awarded many official commissions. In ...

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Hungarian, 20th century, male.

Born 1895.

Sculptor. Monuments, medals, marionettes.

Socialist Realism.

Zoltan Olcsai Kiss studied at the school of fine arts in Budapest. He left for Vienna in 1921 then went to Paris in 1923 before returning to Hungary. In 1950-1951 he taught at his old school. On his return to Hungary, in addition to creating realist sculptures he also made films starring puppets. He was awarded the Kossuth Prize....

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Albanian, 20th century, male.

Born 1914, in Albania.

Sculptor.

Socialist Realism.

Tirana (AG): Head of a Young Girl

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Albanian, 20th century, male.

Born 1903.

Sculptor. Statues, busts, low reliefs, monuments.

Socialist Realism.

Odhise Paskali began working in 1920. His output revolves around images of man the fighter and conqueror, and in 1932, he produced Monument to the Albanian Fighter in Korçë He also produced ...

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Hungarian, 20th century, male.

Born 17 September 1896, in Kapuvár.

Sculptor. Figures, nudes.

Socialist Realism.

Pal Patzay studied in Budapest and won the Prix de Rome. He worked in a number of official capacities throughout his working life. Patzay was a figurative artist in traditional vein, and in the post-war years adhered strictly to the tenets of Socialist Realism. His work fell into several categories. There are intimist works such as ...

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Andon Kuqali

Albanian sculptor. He studied at the Jordan Misja Arts Lyceum in Tiranë (1947–51) and the Academy of Arts, Leningrad (now St Petersburg; 1954–60); he later taught at the Higher Institute of Art in Tiranë. Rama’s work is representative of contemporary Socialist Realist sculpture in Albania. He made his debut with some portrait sculptures of historical figures, for example ...

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David Elliott and Piotr Juszkiewicz

Term used to describe the idealization of the dictatorship of the proletariat in the arts, apparently first used in the Soviet journal Literaturnaya Gazeta on 25 May 1932. After the cultural pluralism of the 1920s in the Soviet Union, and in line with the objectives of the Five-year plans, art was subordinated to the needs and dictates of the Communist Party. In ...