Soviet Realism in Rhode Island

“The Monastery” – Mikhail Alexandrovich Kuznetsov

Estates Unlimited  in Cranston, RI held an auction of Soviet Realism on Saturday February 13th. The online catalog shows a mix of Soviet kitsch and small, but serious plein air sketches. The sale was made up of 160 lots taken from two small Massachusetts collections. Many of the painters represented were included in Matthew Bown’s excellent book A Dictionary of Twentieth Century Russian and Soviet Painters.