Moscow: Soviet Russia, 1970. Publisher's wrappers w/dust jacket. Item #541
Book measures: 20 x 14.5 cm. 78 pages: illustrations. Text in Russian. Singed by the author.
This monograph, signed by its author F. Shakhmagonov, delves into the life and work of Yevgeny Vuchetich, a renowned Russian Soviet sculptor and artist. The book is particularly notable as it was presented to Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov, a prominent Soviet military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union. The monograph provides a comprehensive overview of Vuchetich’s artistic journey, exploring his major works and the impact he had on Soviet art. Vuchetich, known for his monumental sculptures, played a significant role in shaping the artistic landscape of the Soviet era. His works often reflected the themes of heroism, patriotism, and the Soviet ethos, resonating deeply with the cultural and political milieu of the time.
Yevgeny Viktorovich Vuchetich (1908–1974) a prominent Soviet sculptor and artist. He is known for his heroic monuments, often of allegoric style, including The Motherland Calls, the largest sculpture in the world at the time.
Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov (1900 – 1982) a Soviet military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union. He is best known for commanding the 62nd Army which saw heavy combat during the Battle of Stalingrad in the Second World War.