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Hello, we are pleased to announce the publishing of Elena Kohn’s book ”The Hidden World of Russian Impressionism: The Soviet Era 1940-1960″
A fine collection of original Russian art oil paintings in Scottsdale, AZ
Destined to become an important contribution to works focusing on Russian Impressionism, Kohn’s book is divided into five chapters: 1) Art Defined by History 2) Impressionist Parallels: Russia Develops An Unique Interpretation 3) Artistic Education in the Former Soviet Union
4) Secrets of Russian Impressionism of the Soviet Era 5) Materials and Technology.
“Two unique aspects make Elena’s book a very important contribution to the Russian Impressionist oeuvre and its original Russian Art in Scottsdale, AZ,” points out David Tooker, Executive Director/Curator of the West Valley Art Museum. “First of all, her father — a leader of the Russian Union of Artists — knew many of the artists whose work the book is based on, personally He collected their works, which he sent to his daughter in the United States after the breakup of the Soviet Union.” Tooker, who wrote a preface to the book, adds “Elena graduated from Moscow University and what is often described as the “last great classic art education system” of the 20th century. “The insight she provides into the Soviet Russian art instruction is truly unique as well as totally fascinating”
Anthony Lacy Gully, Ph.D., Herberger College of Fine Art at Arizona State University, also wrote a preface to Kohn’s book. “His (Elena’s father) decision to protect his collection by sending the threatened original Russian oil paintings to his daughter in Scottsdale, Arizona has afforded an American audience an opportunity to see and study a side of Russian fine art that lies outside the definition of the approved Socialist Realist art,” stresses the School of Art professor.