Item #4392 Tractor Driver 1972. Valentina Petrova.
Valentina Petrova

Tractor Driver 1972

Coloured pencil
39 x 49 cm
Signed and dated

Exhibited: Paintings from St. Petersburg 1953-1994, Bridget McDonnell Gallery, 15 February - 8 March 2002

Valentina Petrova was born in Kanev (Ukraine)  1922
In 1936, aged 14, introduced to Isaak Bridski, probably the most famous artist in the USSR at the time, at the art school in Dneprodyrszinsk, Ukraine who sponsered her transfer to Leningrad.

1936-1940 Art student Leningrad
1940-1941 Repin Academy
1941-1943 Seige of Leningrad, war service
1944-1948 Repin Academy again after the war, under professors Belkin, Kibric and Loganson. Traduated from Repin Academy with Gold Medal. Worked as illustrator in jpublishing house. Exhibitions of works on paper in Russia, Poland, Italy

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