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Portraits of Soviet Premiers: Lenin, Stalin & Others

Portrait of Lenin, oil on canvas, circa 1960s-80s. Massive. 5'x 3 ' size. Judging by its huge size, this portrait must have once decorated the entrance hall or grand banquet room in some important Soviet government building. In fair to good condition.

V. I. Lenin, Drypoint Lithograph c. 1960s, Hand-Signed Artist's Proof.

Lenin's Lithographic Portrait on cardboard, circa 1950s-60s.

Vladimir Lenin, large size lithographic portrait on linen, circa 1960s-70s. High-quality image in pastel colors. An uncommon piece in excellent condition.

Lenin seated in a chair, large reproduction of a well doneoil painting printed on heavy and glossy art paper. Intended for office and classroom use.

Lenin portrait by Soviet artist P V Vasilev, done in 1967 in pencil or Conté crayons. Part of the campaign to make Lenin appear friendly if not actually benevolent. High quality art print made in 1990.

Grampa Lenin - probably the best known of all the portrait-posters done in an attempt to make Lenin accessible to young children. 19 1/4" x 26 3/8". Dated 1978.

Large and dramatic "Woodcut" Lenin image on a gold background seeks to guide viewers with an inspirational quotation. 1990. 34 3/8" x 22"

Poster featuring first portrait of Vladimir Lenin taken immediately after the October Revolution. Shows Lenin's quotation "We are a party of the future and the future belongs to young people; we are a party of innovators and young people always follow innovators more willingly." 1986. 22" x 34 1/8".

Thoughtful, dream-like Lenin features on a 22 April 115th birthday poster. "The thoughts, words and deeds of Ilyich spread over the universe." Note the spelling of his name in other, non-Cyrillic alphabets in the borders. 25 1/2" x 38". 1985.

Large Lenin Lacquer portrait box from Fedoskino, probably the most famous center for such work in Russia, dated 1960 and signed by the artist. This outstanding, relatively early example of Soviet propaganda art is in superb condition.

"Lenin the Rabble-Rouser", Bakelite wall plaque with a printed portrait of the first Soviet dictator surrounded by an enthusiastic crowd on the eve of the Bolshevik Revolution. This fairly good quality piece appears to be of 1960s-70s vintage.

Lenin Birth Centennial 1970 commemorative freestanding porcelain plaque, Polonnoe Artistic Ceramics Factory.

Porcelain Plate "Lenin during the Revolution", Budy "Hammer and Sickle" Faience Factory, mid 1950s - 1967. Dramatic image shows Lenin giving orders over the telephone.

Lenin portrait porcelain plate, Korosten, 7" diameter, 1962-1990, undated but possibly a 1970 Lenin Birth Centennial commemorative. One of the most popular Cold War images of Vladimir Ilyich. Excellent condition.

Decorative Porcelain Plate with Portrait of Lenin, made in Czechoslovakia, circa 1970s. A very high quality propaganda piece, most likely produced to celebrate the centenary of Lenin's birth in 1970s.

Lenin and Stalin Leading the Civil War, an offset color lithograph, reproduction from a painting by A. Meravov

Color plate of the oil painting "Stalin in Exile in the Village of Turukhanskaya 1916"

Bust of Mikhail Kalinin, by the Lomonosovskiy Porcelain Factory in Leningrad (LFZ), circa late 1940s. Very large size, approx. 13" tall likeness of one of the original Bolshivik leaders, a rare survivor of the Stalin's purges and the nominal head of state of the Soviet Union from 1919 to 1946. Original artwork was created by the acclaimed Soviet sculptor Matvei Manizer. An extremely uncommon, high quality piece in very good condition.

Mikhail Kalinin, 1985 poster portrait of the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from 1919 until 1946. Highest quality print on glossy art paper.

Celebration of the Constitution (Fundamental Law) of the USSR features Mikhail Kalinin, titular head of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1946. Large 25 1/4" x 39 1/2" poster dates to 1975.

Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev, b/w portrait poster, 1976 issue.

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