Study for The Great Transformation 1957. Aleksandr Ivanovich Sokolov.
Aleksandr Ivanovich Sokolov

1918 - 1973

Study for The Great Transformation 1957

Oil on card
32 x 49.5 cm
Signed and dated on reverse

Provenance: John Barkes, London, bought from artist's son in St. Petersburg, 1996

Literature: The Great Transformation is illustrated in A Dictionary of Twentieth Century Russian and Soviet Painters, Mathew Cullerne Bown, Izomar Limited, London 1998, page 299

Sokolov 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.


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.[3] Master of Art-criticism (1954), an 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, in the U.S., and other countries.
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