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Brodsky, Vsevolod

Vsevolod Brodsky - Monastery, 1940Vsevolod Brodsky - Telegraph Pole, 1940Vsevolod Brodsky - Beach, 1950Vsevolod Brodsky - Country Road, 1950Vsevolod Brodsky - Factory, 1945Vsevolod Brodsky - Factory Yard, 1945Vsevolod Brodsky - GeyserVsevolod Brodsky - Green Field Summer, c.1950Vsevolod Brodsky - Islands, 1940Vsevolod Brodsky - January in Moscow, 1945Vsevolod Brodsky - Moscow Buildings, 1945Vsevolod Brodsky - Moscow Morning, 1945Vsevolod Brodsky - Rooftops in Moscow, 1945Vsevolod Brodsky - Seaside 1940Vsevolod Brodsky - Wave, 1945
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Monastery, 1940's
Vsevolod Brodsky - Monastery, 1940

6 7/8" x 11"  oil on board  signed 

Telegraph Pole, 1940's
Vsevolod Brodsky - Telegraph Pole, 1940

8 1/4" x 11 3/4"  oil on paper 

Beach, 1950's
Vsevolod Brodsky - Beach, 1950

3 1/2" x 6 1/8"  oil on board  signed 

Country Road, 1950's
Vsevolod Brodsky - Country Road, 1950

8 3/8" x 12 1/2"  oil on board  signed  

Factory, 1945
Vsevolod Brodsky - Factory, 1945

9 3/8" x 11 3/4"  oil on board  

Factory Yard, 1945
Vsevolod Brodsky - Factory Yard, 1945

8 1/4" x 12 3/8"  oil on board 

Vsevolod Brodsky - Geyser

8 1/4" x 11 3/4  oil on board   1940s 

Green Field Summer, c.1950
Vsevolod Brodsky - Green Field Summer, c.1950

8 3/4" x 12 1/2"  oil on board  signed 

Islands, 1940's
Vsevolod Brodsky - Islands, 1940

11 1/2" x 4 1/4"   oil on board 

January in Moscow, 1945
Vsevolod Brodsky - January in Moscow, 1945

12 1/4" x 7 1/2"  oil on board  signed 

Moscow Buildings, 1945
Vsevolod Brodsky - Moscow Buildings, 1945

SOLD 7 1/8" x 11 7/8"  oil on board  signed

Moscow Morning, 1945
Vsevolod Brodsky - Moscow Morning, 1945

7 1/8" x 12 1/8"  oil on board  signed 

Rooftops in Moscow, 1945
Vsevolod Brodsky - Rooftops in Moscow, 1945

SOLD 6 3/4" x 9 5/8"  oil on board  signed 

Seaside 1940's
Vsevolod Brodsky - Seaside 1940

8 1/4" x 11 3/4"   oil on board  

Wave, 1945
Vsevolod Brodsky - Wave, 1945

8" x 12"  oil on board 

Still Life with Cantelope
 Sold Works: Vsevolod Brodsky - Still Life with Cantelope


In the Morning
 Sold Works: Vsevolod Brodsky - In the Morning


 Sold Works: Vsevolod Brodsky - Church


Storm on the Sea
 Sold Works: Vsevolod Brodsky - Storm on the Sea


Snowy Expanse
 Sold Works: Vsevolod Brodsky - Snowy Expanse


In the Mountains
 Sold Works: Vsevolod Brodsky - In the Mountains


Lake's Edge
 Sold Works: Vsevolod Brodsky - Lake


Portrait of a Woman
 Sold Works: Vsevolod Brodsky - Portrait of a Woman


Portrait of a Young Woman
 Sold Works: Vsevolod Brodsky - Portrait of a Young Woman





Brodsky, Vsevolod Ilich (1909-1982)

Vsevolod Brodsky was born in 1909 in the city of Pskov.  His father, a colonel of the Imperial Medical Corps and a chairman of the Pskov’s Aristocratic Assembly, gave him the best education available at that time.  Surrounded by numerous works of art, by far the best in the country, he developed an early attraction in painting.

During 1925-1927 he studied in the art studio of D. Shatan, the famous Russian painter.  In 1928, he moved to Leningrad (St. Petersburg), and from 1928-1932 he attended the Institute of Visual Art under the famous Russian painter K. Petrov-Vokdin.  In the beginning of the 1930’s, V. Brodsky and T. Gippius took a trip to South of Russia.  Their romance resulted in numerous paintings which they created together such as “The Construction of the Central Channel”, “Cotton fields”, “Caravan in the Desert” and others all dated 1934-1935.  Currently, many of these paintings are in the State Art Museum of Turkmenistan.  Several other paintings from the same period (landscapes, sketches and compositions with people) went to the permanent collection of the EthnographicalMuseum in St. Petersburg.  The first one-man show of Brodsky was exhibited in Moscow in 1935.  From 1935 and until WWII, Brodsky was a director of the Turkmenistan Central Museum of Ethnography and Native Arts.

During the World War II, Brodsky served as a war correspondent on the legendary North Fleet.  When the American Land–Lease program with the Soviet Union took its full potential and the convoys of goods started to arrive in Russia from the West, Brodsky, as the only fluent English-speaking officer, was working with many Allied civil officials, military officers, instructor, engineers and correspondents.

From 1947, Brodsky tried his hand as a book illustrator and took part in many projects for several publishing houses including:   “Molodaya Gvardia” (“The Young Guard”), “Sovetski Pisatel” (“Soviet Writer”) and many others.  He completed illustrations for many famous historical and ethnographical books:  “Fight for the Earth” N. Lebedev 1947, “Turkmenistan” P. Skosarev 1948, 1952, “Over the Map of Motherland” N.  Mihailov 1954, trilogy “Samarkand Stars” 1956, novels “Ocean-Sea of Russia” 1956, 1961, “Satr-Han” M. Panahi 1963, “Selected” A. Rekemcuk 1964, “Carving on the Stone” F. Aliev 1966 and many others.

In 1952, Brodsky finished working on a series of watercolor paintings “Construction Sites of Turkmenistan”.  In 1959 after his trip to Belgium, he completed another watercolor series “The Sites of Old Belgium”.  From 1960-1964, he worked on pen and ink drawings capturing scenes of old Turkmenistan.  In 1965, he accepted a position at the prestigious publishing house “Molodaya Gvardia” - first as an art editor and later as a general editor. 

As an artist, he was widely recognized by the mass media.  His achievements in art were widely publicized in Soviet newspapers and magazines:  “Soviet Artist” 1948, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957 including the catalogs published by Union of Artists for the same years, “Russian Graphics” 1956, “Tvorchestvo” 1935 and “Smena” 1955.  The art of Brodsky was featured in many different books such as I. Starcev “Bibliography” 1958, 1958, 1961 and Union of Artist catalog “The Art of the Book” 1956, 1957, 1961.