Aleksandr Ivanovich Sokolov

1918 - 1973

Alexander Ivanovich Sokolov was born December 1, 1918, in Aleshki village, Voronezh Province of Soviet Russia. He was a veteran of World War II, participated in the defense of the Leningrad and he had many military orders.

In 1950 Alexander Sokolov graduated from Ilya Repin Institute in Victor Oreshnikov workshop. He studied of Veniamin Belkin, Mikhail Bernshtein, Pavel Naumov, Andrei Mylnikov.

After graduation, his work was presented in Art Exhibitions. He painted portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, sketches from the life. He was a member of the Leningrad Union of Artists since 1950.  Master of Art-criticism (1954), a Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1970).

Alexander Ivanovich Sokolov died on May 9, 1973, in Leningrad. His paintings reside in State Russian Museum, in Art museums and private collections in Russia, France, England, Australia, the U.S., and other countries.