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Still life with vegetables. 1952. Oil on Canvas. 68x50 cm. Signed lower left.

Simple Pleasures of Summer, essential vegetables on the rustic wooden table in the midst of the sunlit garden by

Rodova Elena Iliynichna (1903–1988)

The artist belonged to the artists of the generation of  the 1930s which worked  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 vegetables" (1952) by Elena Illinichna Rodova (1903-1988)

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