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Pavel Petrovich Sokolov-Skalia

artist

Pavel Sokolov-Skalia, USSR Artist.

Background

Sokolov-Skalia, Pavel was born on July 3, 1899 in Strel’na, near Leningrad.

Education

Studied at the Mashkov Art School in Moscow, 1914-1918. Graduated from the Moscow VKHUTEMAS, 1922.

Career

Chairman of the Bytie Society, 1920. Member of the AKHRR from 1926. Taught at the Grekov Studio of War Painters, 1935-1941.

Artistic director of Okna TASS, 1941-1945. Official artist. Performed many state political duties. Responsible for political propaganda in art.

Stalin Prize in 1942. Member of the party from 1952.