St. Petersburg: The artist of the RSFSR, 1965. Publisher's wrappers. Item #531
Book measures: 21.5 x 14.5 cm. 34 pages: illustrations. Text in Russian. One of 1000 copies. Signed by the artist on the free endpaper.
This signed Soviet art catalog features the works of Nikolai Lukich Babasyuk (1914-1983), a notable Soviet painter and teacher, and member of the Leningrad Union of Artists. Born in Ukraine, Babasyuk's artistic journey led him through military service and studies at the Art and Pedagogical College in Irkutsk, followed by the VAH in Leningrad. His career was interspersed with military service, including during the war with Finland and World War II, earning him medals for his service.
Babasyuk graduated in 1949 from the institute under Professor R. R. Frenz, focusing on historical-revolutionary, genre painting, portraits, and landscapes. He continued his work at the Academy of Arts and taught at the Leningrad Art School and I.E. Repin LIZHSA. Active in exhibitions since 1949, Babasyuk held personal exhibitions in 1940 and 1965, showcasing his diverse artistic talents in various mediums. This catalog offers a glimpse into Babasyuk's impactful career and his contributions to Soviet art.