Oil on canvas
192 x 82 (в свету)
State Russian Museum
Пост. в 1963 через МК РСФСР
This work was the result of the artist s working trips to Chuvashia, which beganin1959.Thesetrips gave rise to a cycle of canvases about the workers of the Gvardeets collective farm. The appearance of such works reflected the general interest of visual art, literature, theatre and cinema in the subject of the village. Leonid Kabachek''''s portrait is based on handsome combinations of open, decorative tones, lending a sense of festivity to a prosaic subject. Raisa Kuznetsova is depicted with great kindness and sympathy in a canvas that might be termed the "poetry of prose".
Kabachek, Leonid Vasilievich
1924, Makeevka - 2002, St Petersburg
Painter, genre artist, portraitist and landscapist. Studied under E. Luzhkovsky at the First Children''''s School of Art in Leningrad (1939–1941), under
V. Sokolov at the Secondary School of Art (1941‒1942,1945–1947), under Boris Johanson and L. Zaitsev at the Ilya Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1947–1953) and in Alexander Gerasimov''''s studio at the Ilya Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1953‒1957). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1953). Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1968).