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Tractor Driver. 1956

Deineka Alexander,
Oil on canvas
234 x 170

State Russian Museum

Пост. в 1958 через МК СССР


This image ideally corresponds to the optimistic hopes of an entire generation of Soviet citizens, who had passed through the hard ship of the Second World War and the Gulag camps. The poster-like composition depicting a tractor driver walking across the virgin expanses like a bogatyr appears before the audience in order to strengthen this belief in the bright future of the Soviet person.

Author's Biography

Deineka Alexander

Deineka, Alexander Alexandrovich (1899, Kursk - 1969, Moscow)
Painter, graphic artist, sculptor, poster designer. Helped to decorate streets on Communist holidays. Studied at the Kharkiv School of Art (1914-1918) and the Free/Higher Art and Technical Studios (1920-1925). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1924). Member of the Union of Artists (from 1932). Taught at the Higher Art and Technical Institute (1928–1930), Moscow Institute of Polygraphy (1930–1934), Vasily Surikov Institute of Art (1936, 1946, 1957–1964), Moscow Institute of Applied and Decorative Art (1945–1952) and Moscow Institute of Architecture (1953–1957). Business trips to Italy, France and the USA (1935). Full member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1947). Vice President of Academy of Arts of the USSR (1962, 1966). People's Artist of the USSR (1963). Corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the GDR (1964). Hero of Socialist Labour (1969). Awarded the Lenin Prize (1964).

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