ⓘ 1937 in fine arts of the Soviet Union

                                     

ⓘ 1937 in fine arts of the Soviet Union

  • November 2 - New Kremlin ruby stars lit over Moscow. New ruby stars were made by sketches of the Peoples Artist of the USSR, the chief artist of the Bolshoi Theatre Academician Fyodor Fedorovsky.
  • Artist Isaak Brodsky was awarded the Grand Prix at the International Exhibition in Paris for the painting Lenin speaks at the Putilov Plant 1929.
  • May 30 - Exhibition of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture of Leningrad artists was opened in the House of Actors.
  • Artist Alexander Samokhvalov was twice awarded the Grand Prix at the International Exhibition in Paris for the panel "Soviet Sport", performed in the Soviet Pavilion, and for his illustrations for the novel of The History of a City, by Saltykov-Shchedrin, and the Great Gold Medal for the painting Girl in a T-shirt. In the same year Samokhvalov painted one of his most famous paintings, A Subway builders Girl with a drill.
  • Sculptural group Worker and Kolkhoz Woman was created for the Soviet pavilion at the World Exhibition in Paris by sculptor Vera Mukhina and architect Boris Iofan. An outstanding monument of monumental art, it was "an ideal and a symbol of Soviet-era". In August 1939 the sculpture Worker and Kolkhoz Woman was installed on a pedestal in front of the northern entrance to the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition in Moscow. In 2003-2009 was completed restoration of the sculptural group, accompanied by her dismantled of 40 fragments. There have been considerably strengthened framing compositions, all of the fragments were cleaned and treated with special anti-corrosion compounds. The sculpture was installed on a new specially built pavilion for her pedestal, echoing the proportions of the original pavilion of 1937. Inauguration of the monument Worker and Kolkhoz Woman took place in Moscow on December 4, 2009.
                                     

1. Births

  • April 30 - George Moroz Russian: Мороз Георгий Моисеевич, Russian Soviet painter.
  • February 28 - Vitaly Tulenev Russian: Тюленев Виталий Иванович, Russian Soviet painter and graphic artist, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation died 1998.