Russia. Ivan Kavaleridze – Ukraine sculptor, film director, dramatist, and screenwriter. Illustrated Envelop with special cancellation

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Ivan Kavaleridze – Ukraine sculptor, film director, dramatist, and screenwriter.

Illustrated Envelop with special cancellation

Description Kavaleridze, Ivan, born 26 April 1887 at Ladanskyi khutir near Romny, Kharkiv gubernia, died 3 December 1978 in Kyiv. Sculptor, film director, dramatist, and screenwriter. He studied art at the Kyiv Art School (1907–9), the Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts (1909–10), and with N. Aronson in Paris (1910–11). His sculptures include busts of famous people such as F. Chaliapin (1909), and over 100 monuments in various cities of Ukraine: eg, the monument to Princess Olha in Kyiv (1911), which was destroyed in 1934; the Taras Shevchenko monuments in Kyiv (1918), Romny (1918), Poltava (1925), and Sumy (1926); and the Hryhorii Skovoroda monuments in Lokhvytsia (1922) and Kyiv (1977). In the 1920s his work was influenced by cubism, as exemplified by his monument to Artem in Artemivsk (Donetsk oblast). His group compositions—Bohdan Khmelnytsky Sends the Kobza Players into the Villages (1954), A. Buchma in the Role of M. Zadorozhny (1954), and Prometheus (1962)—are somewhat stylized.
Type Illustrated Envelop with special cancellation “100 years anniversary of the birth”
Condition: Good
Edges/Corners Fine
Used/Unused Cancellation, Romny, 14.04.1987
Published by/for: Ministry of Communications, 1987

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