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Anniversary Art Exhibition (Leningrad, 1957)

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Year  1957
Anniversary Art Exhibition (Leningrad, 1957)
Location  State Russian Museum, Leningrad

Anniversary Art Exhibition of the Leningrad artists (Leningrad, 1957) dedicated to the 40th Anniversary of the October Revolution (Russian: 1917-1957. Выставка произведений ленинградских художников 1957 года) become one of the most significant events of the 1950s in Soviet Art History and for the time of early Khrushchev "Thaw". The Exhibition took place in State Russian Museum.

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History and Organization

The Anniversary Art Exhibition was opened on October 3, 1957. Organization and preparation of the Anniversary Exhibition engaged specially formed Exhibition Committee which consisted of 39 the most authoritative art-experts. It was published a Сatalog of the Exhibition. In total the Exhibition displayed 1,750 works of art of painters, sculptors, graphics, masters of arts and crafts, artists of theater and cinema. The Anniversary Art Exhibition of 1957 was attended by 600 artists of the Leningrad.

Contributing Artists

In the largest Department of Painting were exhibited art works of 269 authors. There were Mikhail Anikushin, Evgenia Antipova, Vsevolod Bazhenov, Irina Baldina, Nikolai Baskakov, Leonid Baykov, Piotr Belousov, Olga Bogaevskaya, Lev Bogomolets, Nikolai Brandt, Piotr Buchkin, Zlata Bizova, Vladimir Chekalov, Sergei Frolov, Nikolai Galakhov, Abram Grushko, Alexei Eriomin, Mikhail Kaneev, Engels Kozlov, Tatiana Kopnina, Maya Kopitseva, Boris Korneev, Alexander Koroviakov, Nikolai Kostrov, Anna Kostrova, Gevork Kotiantz, Yaroslav Krestovsky, Boris Lavrenko, Ivan Lavsky, Anatoli Levitin, Oleg Lomakin, Dmitry Maevsky, Gavriil Malish, Alexei Mozhaev, Evsey Moiseenko, Nikolai Mukho, Mikhail Natarevich, Samuil Nevelshtein, Dmitry Oboznenko, Lev Orekhov, Sergei Osipov, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Filaret Pakun, Genrikh Pavlovsky, Varlen Pen, Nikolai Pozdneev, Stepan Privedentsev, Alexander Pushnin, Lev Russov, Galina Rumiantseva, Ivan Savenko, Gleb Savinov, Alexander Samokhvalov, Arseny Semionov, Alexander Semionov, Boris Shamanov, Alexander Shmidt, Nadezhda Shteinmiller, Galina Smirnova, Ivan Sorokin, Victor Teterin, Mikhail Tkachev, Leonid Tkachenko, Yuri Tulin, Ivan Varichev, Nina Veselova, Rostislav Vovkushevsky, Anatoli Vasiliev, Lazar Yazgur, Vecheslav Zagonek, Ruben Zakharian, Sergei Zakharov, Maria Zubreeva, and others most prominent painters of the Leningrad School.

In the Department of Sculptures were exhibited art works of 113 sculptors. Department of graphics presented a creation of 117 artists.

Contributed Artworks

For the Exhibition were selected art works created in 1957, also some earlier works. All they were exhibited in the first time. Some of them were subsequently found in the collections of Soviet Art museums, as well as domestic and foreign galleries and collectors.

Historical genre was presented of "Lenin in Gorki" by Nikolai Baskakov, "Attempt on Lenin" by Piotr Belousov, "Donbass. 1942" by Anatoli Levitin, "First Cavalry Army" by Evsey Moiseenko, "1918" by Mikhail Natarevich, "Mikhailo Lomonosov in Moscow. 1731" by Anatoli Vasiliev, "Proclamation of Soviet Rule" by Alexander Samokhvalov, " An Attempt on Lenin`s life" by Piotr Belousov, "Lena. 1912" by Yuri Tulin, "A Troubled Youth" by Leonid Fokin and some others.

Portrait was presented of "Egyptian" by Mikhail Anikushin, "Lithuanian Fisherman" by Engels Kozlov, "Portrait of the best milkmaid E. Rusova" by Nina Veselova, "Portrait of Mother" Gevork Kotiantz, "Olya" by Samuil Nevelshtein, "Portrait of the Conductor E. A. Mravinsky" by Lev Russov, "Portrait of S. V. Obraztsov" by Solomon Epshtein, "A Boy. Sketch" by Mikhail Tkachev, "University Embankment" by Gleb Savinov , "A. Chekhov" by Lia Ostrova, "Portrait of Artist V. F. Zogonek" Boris Korneev and some others.

Genre painting was presented of "On the Neva River" by Leonid Baykov, "A Hot Day" by Olga Bogaevskaya, "A Waiting" by Maya Kopitseva, "A. M. Gorky and F. I. Shaliapin" by Piotr Buchkin, "Waiting" by Maya Kopitseva, "At the Rest. In Bulgaria" Vladimir Chekalov, "Before the May Day" Victor Teterin, "On the Bridge" by Mikhail Natarevich, "A Warm Day" by Anatoli Levitin, "Awakening" by Andrei Mylnikov, "At the of Toy Shop" Lev Orekhov, "To the Village" by Boris Lavrenko and some others.

Landscape and Cityscape were presented of "Industrial Lights" by Vsevolod Bazhenov, "The coast of the Barents Sea" by Lev Bogomolets, "Ancient City of Novgorod" by Rostislav Vovkushevsky, "On the Volga River" by Nikolai Galakhov, "After the Rain" by Sergei Osipov, " A Waterfall with a View to See" by Arseny Semionov, "Boats", "At Onega" by Nikolai Pozdneev, "A Night" by Vladimir Ovchinnikov, "City Landscape" by Ruben Zakharian, "A New School" by Maevsky Dmitry, "Crops are Mowed" by Gavriil Malish, "A Winter Night. Krjukov Channel" by Yaroslav Krestovsky, "Winter in Leningrad" by Vera Ljubimova and some others.

Still life paintings were presented of "Still-life" by Evgenia Antipova, "Bellflowers" and "Lilac" by Irina Baldina, "Peaches and Pears" by Victor Teterin, "Irises. Still-life" by Sergei Zakharov, "Mushrooms" by Maria Davidson, "Primula" by Gleb Verner, series of still lifes by Gevork Kotiantz and some others.

Acknowledgment

The Anniversary Art Exhibition of Leningrad artists of 1957 was widely covered in press and in literature on Soviet fine art.

References

Anniversary Art Exhibition (Leningrad, 1957) Wikipedia


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