The 115th anniversary of the birth of Deineka, the “Mayakovsky of painting”

On the outset of the Great Patriotic War, peaceful themes in art, as in life, receded into the background. The artist traveled to Sevastopol. Familiar places were now clothed in a new dramatic and sinister milieu. After many years of teaching and several state awards, Alexander Deineka died in Moscow on June 12, 1969, and was buried at Novodevichy Cemetery. // The Defense of Sevastopol, 1942

On the outset of the Great Patriotic War, peaceful themes in art, as in life, receded into the background. The artist traveled to Sevastopol. Familiar places were now clothed in a new dramatic and sinister milieu. After many years of teaching and several state awards, Alexander Deineka died in Moscow on June 12, 1969, and was buried at Novodevichy Cemetery. // The Defense of Sevastopol, 1942

Alexander Deineka
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