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Lina Alexandrovna Sokolova was a full-current member the Russian Academy of Arts, laureate of State Prize.

Background

Sokolova was born in December 27, 1940 in Gorlovka, Donetsk region.

Education

In 1955 after graduating from high school Lina entered the 1905 Remembrance School of Visual Arts and studied there up to 1960. Simultaneously, she had been studying in music school in the field of piano specialization. Since 1960 Lina Alexandrovna studied on "fabrics in interior" department of Higher School of Art Industry (former Stroganov Higher School of Visual Arts). In 1966 she finished her apprenticeship as a decorative artist.

Career

In 1966-1987 worked for Moscow Plant of Decorative Arts as an artist,Lina Alexandrovna had also been a member of the USSR Arts Council. From 1976 through 1984, she was a chairwoman of textile division of decorative arts unit in Moscow Regional Union of Artists. Since 1981 was a member of Executive Board in Moscow Regional Union of Artists and Union of Russian Artists. Since 1984 Lina Alexandrovna was a secretary of administration of Moscow Regional Union of Artists and a chairwoman of decorative arts unit in this organization. Since 1987 she worked as a secretary of decorative arts unit for Executive board of Union of Russian Artists.

The most prominent works by Sokolova are: tapestries "Forest" (1967), "Daylight" (1970), "Night" (1972), "Reminiscence" (1973), 'Eternity" (1982); a curtain wall in lectorium of V. V. Mayakovsky museum (1973), a curtain wall "Art" for USSR Department of Culture (1983) and many other in USSR and Europe.

From 1996 Lina Sokolova was actively involved in decorative restauration of The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. She created several sketches for the Cathedral’s curtain walls. In 1988 Lina Sokolova was elected foe the position of corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Arts. Later this year she became secretary of decorative arts unit for Executive board of the USSR Union of Artists.

In 1990 she was elected for the position of a full member of the USSR Academy of Arts. Since 1997 Lina Alexandrovna Sokolova was associate academician of decorative arts unit in Russian Academy of Arts and a member of General Committee of Academy of Arts, also she was a chairwoman of decorative arts unit in Moscow Regional Union of Artists.

In 1984 she was awarded the I. E. Repin State Prize for the collection of tapestries created by her. In 1984 she was bestowed a title of "Distinguished Artist of the USSR".

Since 1967 Lina Sokolova was a permanent participant of all regional, republican, all-union and foreign exhibitions.

Connections

father:
Sakhanov Alexander Ivanovich

mother:
Egorova Galina Georgievna

spouse:
Sokolov Lev Anatolyevich

son:
Sokolov Andrei Lvovich