Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. St. Petersburg,
Russian Painting Collectors' Club, 2007.
The book is a first inclusive publication on the history of the Leningrad
School, one of the brightest and significant phenomena in the Soviet
Art of 1930-1980 that strongly influenced its contents and development.
The book outlines basic periods of the school's evolution from the
period preceded its formation in the early 1930s up to the early
1990s. Paintings reproduced in the publication belong to large Russian
and foreign private collections, some of the works are published
for the first time. This allows for a renewed and more comprehensive
assessment of the art heritage of individual painters and the epoch
Published in St.Petersburg by Russian Painting Collectors' Club.
Text by Sergei V. Ivanov.
Limited, 450 pages, 343 color plates with numerous black and white photographs of artists. Hard cover with cloth and gold stamping, 12,7 x 10 inches. Historical outline. Chronology of the Leningrad School. Index of more than 1200 painters. Artists' Biographies and Bibliography of the Leningrad School of Painting.
Texts in Russian and English.
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Valery Vatenin (1933-1977).
Portrait of Daughter. 1965
oil, canvas laid on panel, 55 x 40 cm
Signed and dated 1965 in front from the right, inscribed in Cyrillic on the reverse.
Price: on request
- Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. St. Petersburg, Russian Painting Collectors' Club, 2007. Plate 288.
Provenance: From important private collection.
Acquired in 2000s from the artist family.
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