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Yevgeny Viktorovich Vuchetich (28 December [O.S. 15 December] 1908–12 April 1974) (Ukrainian: Євген Вікторович Вучетич, Evhen Viktorovich Vuchetich; Russian: Евгений Викторович Вучетич) was a prominent Soviet sculptor and artist. He is known for his heroic monuments, often of allegoric style, including The Motherland Calls, the largest sculpture in the world at the time.

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BiographyEdit

Vuchetich was born in Yekaterinoslav, Russian Empire (now Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine), the son of Viktor Vučetić, of Serbian ethnicity, and Anna Andreevna Stewart, of Russian and of French descent.[1]

He was a prominent representative of the Socialist Realism style and was awarded with the Lenin Prize in 1970, the Stalin Prize (1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950), Order of Lenin (twice), Order of the Patriotic War (2nd degree), Hero of Socialist Labor (1967) and People's Artist of the USSR (1959).

FamilyEdit

One of his step-granddaughters is Israeli politician Ksenia Svetlova.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Иван Шевцов. Соколы. Русское Воскресение.
  2. ^ Sowjetische Ehrenmal
  3. ^ Swords Into Plowshares, United Nations Cyber School Bus, United Nations, UN.org, 2001, retrieved on: August 4, 2007