This exhibit of 54 fine art paintings traces the historical evolution and influence of impressionist painting from its roots in 19th century France to its successful transplantation in pre-Revolutionary Russia. Although impressionism was routinely suppressed by the Communist Party as a foreign-inspired and socially decadent art form for over six decades, Russian artists never abandoned their affection for and use of impressionist brush techniques and color pallet. Impressionism survived behind closed doors and re-emerged as a dynamic and beloved art form that is uniquely Russian.

This exhibition includes paintings by Eduard Georgievich Bragovsky, Karl S. Fridman, Aleksandr Mikhailovich Gerasimov, Sergei Vasilevich Gerasimov, Nikolai Nikolaevich Gorlov, Aleksei Mikhailovich Gritsai, Aleksandr Alekseevich Gritsai, Yuri Leonidovich Katts, Ruslan Andreevich Kobozev, Sergei Arksentevich Kolyada, Sergei Arksentevich Kolyada, Tatyana Vladimirovna Konovalova-Kovrigina, Mikhail Yurevich Kugach, Nikolai Konstantinovich Leventsev, Konstantin Mefodevich Maksimov, Filipp A. Malyavin, Vasili Kirillovich Nechitailo, Vladimir Ilich Nekrasov, Petr Ivanovich Petrovichev (Kuzmichev), Arkadi Aleksandrovich Plastov, Georgi Eduardovich Satel, Yuri Ivanovich Semenyuk, Fedor Vasilevich Shapaev, Ivan Vasilevich Sorokin, Vladimir Fedorovich Stozharov, Tarkhov, Aleksei & Sergei Petrovich Tkachev, Viktor Grigorevich Tsyplakov, Andrei Andreevich Tutunov, Amir Khusnulovich Valiakhmetov, Mikhail Filippovich Volodin, Konstantin Fedorovich Yuon, Stanislav Yulianovich Zhukovski, Leonid Pavlovich Zusman and Efrem Ivanovich Zverkov.