[MASTER OF THE SOCIALIST REALISM] Deyneka. B. Nikiforov.
[MASTER OF THE SOCIALIST REALISM] Deyneka
[MASTER OF THE SOCIALIST REALISM] Deyneka
[MASTER OF THE SOCIALIST REALISM] Deyneka
[MASTER OF THE SOCIALIST REALISM] Deyneka

[MASTER OF THE SOCIALIST REALISM] Deyneka

Moscow: Izogiz, 1937. Item #1016

121, [3] pp.: ill., 5 ills. 29,5x23 cm. In original cardboards with colored lettering. Very good, minor tear of the spine. Two pencil sketches on the front flyleaf.
First and only edition. One of 4000 copies. Rare.
A richly illustrated and the earliest monograph on a leading figure of socialist realism, Alexander Deyneka (1899-1969).
He began his art work in Kursk where he was born. During the Civil war, he created local ROSTA Windows and designed agitational trains. Moved to Moscow, Deyneka enrolled at VKhUTEMAS and, with other graduates, founded OST society, then was a member of the October group and ‘Vsekokhudozhnik’ institution.
In arts Deyneka was as influential as Mayakovsky in poetry. He designed books, posters, building and street decoration, created paintings and graphics, murals and mosaics. He focused on relevant topics and rhythm of the Soviet life. He is mostly known for images of athletes, praising physical strength, while Deyneka was also attracted to aviation in the 1930s. Among his works are a mural ‘Civil aviation’ (1932) created for kitchen-factory, painting ‘Parachute Jumper’ and watercolor ‘Seaplane over the bay’ ( both 1934). Two Moscow Metro stations, Mayakovskaya and Novokuznetskaya, have his mosaics.

Paper copies located at LoC, Princeton, Columbia, Yale, Harvard, Indiana, Miami, Fairleigh Dickinson Universities, Getty Institute, MET, NYPL, Cleveland Library.

Status: On Hold
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