Aleksandr Laktionov – Russian painter.
A Letter from the Front (1947)
|Type||Pictorial Post card|
|Artist||Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov (16 May 1910 – 15 March 1972) was a Socialist realism painter in the post-war Soviet Union. His meticulous and almost photo-real style was popular, but courted controversy among art critics and other artists.
Laktionov was born in Rostov-on-Don and studied in the Leningrad Academy of Arts from 1926–1929 and later as a postgraduate from 1938-1944. Laktionov was a pupil of the artist Isaak Brodskii and was influenced by his technical and realistic approach, which followed the traditions of the Old Masters.
Laktionov’s breakthrough work was A Letter From the Front (1947), which captured the prevailing mood among the people of the Soviet Union following the German-Soviet War. It is a highly optimistic work, bathed in a warm glow, which became a motif of Laktionov’s later works and Socialist Realism in general.
|Approx. Size||5.8X4.1 inches (15X10.5 cm)|
|Published by||„Sovetskii Khudozhnik“ Publisher, Moscow, 1953|