Vera Mukhina

Vera Mukhina in her studio, Paris 1913 (on the right)

Revolution, 1919 (draft)



Worker and Kolkohoz women. Paris, 1937

Vera Mukhina (1889-1953) is as a sculptor most famous for her monument Worker and Kolkhoz women, that was situated on top of the USSR pavilion of the 1937 Paris World Fair designed by Boris Iofan, not far from where the 1925 constructivist Konstantin Melnikov designed wooden Soviet pavilion, with Alexander Rodtchenkos Workers Club was situated. Despite her bourgeois background, studying in Paris during the 1910s and creating avant-garde sculptures until the mid-1920s she became a much celebrated example of socialist realism in later years.

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