Varvara Raevskaya-Rutkovskaya

Born: 1895, St Petersburg
Died: 1974, Leningrad
Socialist Realism

Painter, graphic artist, theatrical designer. Born in the family of Arkady Raevsky in St Petersburg (1895). Studied under Vasily Belyaev, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin and Nikolai Radlov at the Imperial Academy of Arts/State Free Art Studios/VKhUTEMAS in Petrograd (1916–22). Member of the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (1929–32). Survived the Siege of Leningrad (1941–44). Worked in the style of Socialist Realism (1940s–50s). Died in Leningrad (1974). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1923), including Spring Exhibition of Works by Leningrad Artists at the Union of Artists in Leningrad (1954), I Soviet Russia Republican Exhibition at the Manège Central Exhibition Hall in Moscow (1960) and St Petersburg: A Portrait of the City and its Citizens at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (2003).

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