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Russian Socialist Realism Lge Oil Painting Sgnd  Listed

Russian Soviet Socialist Realist oil on canvas-titled.A Break in the Journey-depicts Red Army soldiers on break from truck transport in a field-smoking, eating and enjoying life outside a bouncing truck bed on rough Russian roads. Painting is signed on back with authors name and dates in cyrillic . Eveniy Starostin (1939-1977). Russian. oil on canvas. Height 88, width 63 . Born in Kazan on the Volga River into a family of artists. Graduated in 1967 from the Kharkov Art Institute. He exhibited throughout Russia and his works may be found in many important Russian museums including the Tretyakov Gallery and the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. His style is Soviet Socialist Realism begun under Stalin; soldiers and sailors were a popular theme for the artist. Provenance: Estate of Sam Cummings, once the largest small arms dealer in the world. This painting was one of two Russian paintings in his Interarms office in Alexandria, Virgina-- It has first class museum quality gilt carved frame--add 4 inches all around--painting was bought in London by Cummings where it was relined with fine Belgium Linen-no condition problems--Sam had an air conditioned office--painting is from 1980

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