From the Silver Age to Stalin: Russian Children’s Book Illustration in the Sasha Lurye Collection

November 7, 2003 - January 18, 2004
East Gallery

Drawn from the private collection of Sasha Lurye, this exhibition explores the artistry of Russian illustration dating from the last years of the czars to the Soviet dictatorship under Stalin. The work represents a rich diversity of artistic styles including Art Nouveau, Constructivism, and the politically charged realism that reinforced Soviet dogma. Among the more than 70 artworks are illustrations by Ivan Bilibin, Vladimir Lebedev, and Vera Ermolaeva, as well as printed books with art by Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky, and Alexandr Rodchenko.

Curated by Michael Patrick Hearn.

This exhibition is in both East Gallery and Central Gallery.