Colors of Russian Winter Feature Photo
Nikolai Alekseevich Abramov. April in the Motherland of V.I. Lenin, 1969. Oil on canvas. Private American Collection.

Colors of a Russian Winter

49 paintings in the Main and Mezzanine Galleries

“Colors of a Russian Winter, an exhibit featuring 52 colorful paintings, presents a cross-section of winter landscapes and activities that exist within Russia, from the coastal to the desert climates. “The exhibit is structured to bring life and color to the cold season, and to dispel the notion that winter in Russia is simply a panorama of white ice and snow,” says Bradford Shinkle, IV, president and director of TMORA. Winters have historical significance to the country in terms of the development of the Russian psychic character and in shaping major events. Historians credit the severity of the winter season for helping the Russians defeat both the invasions of Napoleon and Hitler. Several paintings included in the exhibit refer to these events, in addition to happy images of sledding, skiing and other winter activities.”  (Minnesota Monthly)

This exhibition includes works from artists Nikolai Alekseevich Abramov, Sergei Fedorovich Babkov, Nikolai Nikolaevich Baskakov, Nikolai Petrovich Bogdanov-Belski, Aleksandr Filippovich Burak, Vitold Kaetanovich Byalynitski-Birulya, Anton Nikolaevich Chirkov, Mai Volfovich Dantsig, Valerian Mikhailovich Formozov, Nikolai Nikolaevich Gorlov, Nikolai Mikhailovich Grigoriev, Aleksei Mikhailovich Gritsai, Akhmed Abadullovich Kitaev, Sergei Arksentevich Kolyada, Petr Konchalovski, Geli Mikhailovich Korzhev-Chuvelev, Viktor Ivanovich Kovzan, Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, M.V. Medvedevich, Vasili Kirillovich Nechitailo, Vladimir Ivanovich Ovchinnikov, Arkadi Aleksandrovich Plastov, Igor Aleksandrovich Popov, Aleksandr Tikhonovich Pushnin, Vladimir Mikhailovich Ratkin, Semon Aronovich Rotnitski, Vasili Filippovich Rudnev, Irina Vasilevna Shevandronova, Anastasiya Vasilevna Sitsko (Drozdova), Vladimir Fedorovich Stozharov, Fedot Vasilevich Sychkov, Nikolai Efimovich Timkov, Aleksei and Sergei Petrovich Tkachev, Andrei Andreevich Tutunov, Vitali Gennadevich Valtsev, Nina Leonidovna Veselova, Sergei Arsenevich Vinogradov, Edvard Yakovlevich Virzhikovski, Irina Ivanovna Vitman, Vasili Nikolaevich Yakovlev and Efrem Ivanovich Zverkov.

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