Welcome to the definitive database of Russian and Soviet artists from 18 century to today- the largest database in the world with up to 45000 names included. It covers every professional artist in Russia or the 15 republics of the USSR, who worked in the fields of fine art, graphic art and sculpture. The encyclopedia gathers together hundreds of thousands of pages of information in one place, which exceeds by orders of magnitude anything else available in both print or online

Portrait of Vasily Shuhaev in his Studio.
(On the left): Portrait of Vasily Shuhaev in his Studio.
(Слева): Портрет - Василий Шухаев. Масло.

Yakovlev Birth name: Alexander Evgenievich Yakovlev
Born: 1887 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1938 in Paris, France


He is often referred to as Alexandre Jacovleff or Iakovleff.
Glory to the Communist Party USSR.
(On the left): Glory to the Communist Party USSR.
(Слева): Слава КПСС

Bulatov Birth name: Erik Vladimirovich Bulatov
Born: 1933 in Moscow, Russia
Lives and works: Paris, France


He is probably one of the most important living artists from Russia and Eastern Europe.
Mask of Sorrow.
(On the left): Mask of Sorrow.
(Слева): Маска скорби.

Neizvestny Birth name: Ernst Iosifovich Neizvestny
Born: 1925 in Svedrolovsk, USSR
Lives and works: New York City, USA


His last name in Russian literally means "unknown".
Landscape. Oil on canvas.
(On the left): Landscape. Oil on canvas.
(Слева): Пейзаж. Масло.

Goncharova Birth name: Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova
Born: 1881 in Negaevo, Tula Province, Russia
Died: 1962 in Paris, France


Her great-aunt was Natalia Pushkina, wife of the poet Alexander Pushkin.
Cover Design «Alphabet of Our Life».
(On the left): Cover Design «Alphabet of Our Life».
(Слева): Оформление «Азбука Наша жизнь».

Kabakov Birth name: Ilya Yosifovich Kabakov
Born: 1933 in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Lives and works: Long Island, USA


He was named by ArtNews as one of the "ten greatest living artists" in 2000.
Self-portrait. Oil on canvas.
(On the left): Self-portrait. Oil on canvas.
(Слева): Автопортрет. Масло.

Repin Birth name: Ilya Yefimovich Repin
Born: 1844 in Chuguyev, Russian Empire
Died: 1930 in Kuokkala, Finland (Russia)


He is in the highest category "1 - an artist of the world fame, tested with time (for no less than a century)" in "United Artists Rating".
Landscape. Oil on canvas.
(On the left): Landscape. Oil on canvas.
(Слева): Пейзаж. Масло.

Levitan Birth name: Isaac Ilyich Levitan
Born: 1860 in Wirballen, Lithuania
Died: 1900 in Moscow, Russia


A minor planet 3566 Levitan, discovered by Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Zhuravlyova in 1979 is named after him.
Morning in a Pine Forest.
(On the left): Morning in a Pine Forest. Oil on canvas.
(Слева): Утро в сосновом лесу. Масло.

Shishkin Birth name: Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin
Born: 1832 in Yelabuga, Russia
Died: 1898 in St. Petersburg, Russia


A minor planet 3558 Shishkin, discovered by Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Zhuravlyova in 1978 is named after him.
From 'Exodus' series. Oil on canvas.
(On the left): From 'Exodus' series. Oil on canvas.
(Слева): Из серии 'Exodus'. Масло.

Chagall Birth name: Mark Zaharovich Chagall
Born: 1887 in Liozna, Russian Empire
Died: 1985 in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France


"Chaplin seeks to do in film what I am trying to do in my paintings. He is the only artist today I could get along with without having to say a word."
Self-Portrait. Oil on canvas.
(On the left): Self-Portrait. Oil on canvas.
(Слева): Автопортрет. Масло.

Larionov Birth name: Mikhail Fyodorovich Larionov
Born: 1881 in Tiraspol, Russian Empire
Died: 1964 in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France


He is in the highest category "1A - a world famous artist" in "United Artists Rating".
he Virgin Mary. Oil on canvas.
(On the left): The Virgin Mary. Oil on canvas.
(Слева): Девы Марии. Масло.

Nesterov Birth name: Mihail Vasilevich Nesterov
Born: 1862 in Ufa, Russian Empire
Died: 1942 Moscow, Russia


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White Center. Oil on canvas.
(On the left): White Center. Oil on canvas.
(Слева): Белый центр. Масло.

Rothko Birth name: Mark Rothko
Born: 1903 in Dvinsk, Russian Empire (Latvia)
Died: 1970 in New York, United States


This is the 12th most expensive painting in the world
Landscape. Oil on canvas.
(On the left): Landscape. Oil on canvas.
(Слева): Пейзаж. Масло.

Roerich Birth name: Svetoslav Nikolaevich Roerich
Born: 1904 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1993 in Bangalore, India


During the Second World War, Svetoslav Roerich transferred the funds from paintings’ and exhibitions’ sales to the USSR Red Cross.
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(Слева): ~

Kandinsky Birth name: Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky
Born: 1866 in Moscow, Russia
Died: 1944 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France



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