Item #1214 Samovar 1980. Valeria Larina.
Valeria Larina

1926 - 2008

Samovar 1980

Oil on canvas
94.5 x 73 cm
Signed and dated; also titled on reverse


Valeria Larina 1926-2008

In 1946 entered the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, studied under Piotr Belousov, Ivan Stepashkin, Alexander Zaytsev.

Graduated in 1953 as artist of painting in Boris Ioganson workshop, together with Mark Klionsky, Leonid Kabachek, Izzat Klychev, Konstantin Molteninov, Vladimir Seleznev, Nikolai Galakhov, and other young artists. Her graduated work was genre painting named "Young Shipbuilders".

Since 1953, Valeria Larina has participated in Art Exhibitions. She painted portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, still lifes, and sketches from the life. It became the leading genre portrait of a contemporary. In the 1950s she was most famous for her series of expressive portraits of steel-makers and workers from Kirov plant in Leningrad. Later she painted mainly portraits of females and etudes done from nature.

Since 1954, Valeria Larina was a member of the Leningrad Union of Artists (since 1992, named as Saint Petersburg Union of Artists). Her paintings reside in museums and private collections in Russia, England, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, the U.S., and others

Item #1214

Price: $4,500.00

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