Vasili Filippovich IVANOV

Born 1928. Active in Moscow. Important shows include "SOVIET RUSSIA", Moscow, 1960.
Matthew Cullerne Bown: Russian and Soviet Painters. Ilomar, London)

"Vladimir Ilich Lenin", oil on canvas, 90 x 116 cm.

"Vladimir Lenin was short. He was also forty-six and balding when he seized control of Russia in 1917, in the world's first communist revolution. But his words were firy. ... This painting comes from the USSR, during a time when the Soviet government banned 'unsuitable' subjects and styles."

(Gardner, Parsons, Zwicky in "Stories of the Century", Duval House Publishing, Toronto, Ontario 2003 about this particular picture.)


"Lenin I + II", both oil on cardboard, 31 x 24 cm.