ALEKSANDR
MIKHAILOVICH     
GERASIMOV 
(1881-1963)

The first President of Academy of Arts of the USSR, four in a row Stalin Prize winner. Being a pupil of Abraham Arkhipov, Konstantin Korovin and Valentine Serov, an admirer of Ilya Repin's style, Gerasimov created a number of sound examples of Russian impressionism in various genres. However, the artist is better known as an inventor of  Socialist Realism as we know it.

1947
1947

A. Gerasimov at work over his painting "Lenin at Rostrum"

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1954
1954

A.Gerasimov talking to the prominent Chinese artist Tsi Bai Shi at Sovien Art Exhibition in Beiging

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1940s
1940s

A.Gerasimov with Irina Panina the daughter of his assistant D.Panin

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1947
1947

A. Gerasimov at work over his painting "Lenin at Rostrum"

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