Рaintings from the collection of Lidia Ruslanova, the Honored Artist of the RSFSR

The exhibition and permanent exposition of the museum will feature 29 paintings (out of 39) from the collection of Lidia Ruslanova, the Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1942), prominent singer of folk songs, who was famous all over the Soviet Union and particularly successful during the 1930s–1940s. During this periodher private collection began to developtaking its finalshape in the post-war years

In 1930, inspired by her third husband Mikhail Garkavi, entertainer and conférencier, Lidia Ruslanova started collecting paintings and rare books. She studied monographs on artists, bought albums and exhibition catalogs, listened attentively to the assessments of her advisers – the best experts of the time: the Tretyakov Gallery Trustee, artist, restorer and art historian Igor Grabar, head of the State Hermitage Museum restoration workshops in Leningrad Stepan Yaremich. It benefited her greatly, helping to develop a tremendous instinct for perfect original works of art...

Мore info... 

Back >>