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, 1942Alexander Deineka
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