Yevgeny Vuchetich

Yevgeny Vuchetich

Yevgeny Viktorovich Vuchetich (28 December [O.S. 15 December] 1908–12 April 1974) (Russian: Евгений Викторович Вучетич; Ukrainian: Євген Вікторович Вучетич, Evhen Viktorovych Vuchetych) 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.

BiographyEdit

Vuchetich was born in Yekaterinoslav, Russian Empire (now Dnipro, Ukraine), the son of Viktor Vuchetich (Vučetić), of Serbian descent[citation needed], 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