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Art of the Soviet Union

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Sergei Sergeevich Poskonin
1918-2001
LUNCH BREAK
signed in Cyrillic l.l.; further signed and titled on the reverse
oil on canvas
177 by 156cm, 69 3/4 by 61 1/2 in.
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Catalogue Note

Sergei Poskonin grew to fame in the 1960s with his plein air paintings of contemporary life, and the construction workers of Medvedkovo – both male and female – were frequently the subject of his work while he was living in this newly-developed area of northern Moscow. By the end of the decade, women represented just over 50% of the Soviet workforce. A retrospective exhibition of Poskonin’s work was held in the Moscow Union of Artists in 2009.

Art of the Soviet Union

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