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Still-life with Lapties. 1957.Oil on Canvas. 60x70 cm. Signed lower rightColourful "Russian" still-life with an eartheware plate, wooden spoon and lapties, traditional folk shoes made out of bast,

by Rodova Elena Iliynichna (1903–1988)

The artist which belonged to the generation of  the 1930s which was active in between two great styles periods: Avant-garde of the 1920s  and Realism of the 1950s. She studied at VKHUTEMAS–VKHUTEIN under the tutelage of Robert Falk. Rodova was a member of the Union of Artists since its foundation (she was excluded from the Union on a denunciation in 1938 and resumed her membership only in 1958).
Together with her husband artist Mikhail Rankov undertook a number of creative trips to Bukhara and Samarkand (Middle Asia) (1930), to Armenia (1931), together with a group of artists worked on the decoration of Moscow Underground (1934).
Her works are exhibited at the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of Moscow History, the Georgian State Art Museum (Tbilisi), the Kirghyz stan National Art Museum

"Still-life with Lapties"(1957) by Elena Illynichna Rodova (1903-1988)

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