Russian Art

Laktionov, A. I. Isaak Izraelevich Brodsky, Portrait. 1938

Portrait of Isaak Izraelevich Brodsky (1884-1939), artist. This portrait of the relaxed and confident Brodsky, a major painter of political subjects, exemplifies Laktionov's expert if conservative style. More nineteenth century than twentieth, the likeness helps us understand the limits that the Soviet insistence on realism placed on many artists. (00498)
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