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.
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), 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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