State Russian Museum presents the exhibition"Blockade graphics Solomon Yudovin" from the collection of Evgeny Gerasimov and the funds of the Russian Museum. The project is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the lifting of the blockade of Leningrad. This is one of the most tragic events of the Second World War, which the artist witnessed and was directly involved in.
Solomon Borisovich Yudovin (1892–1954) - Belarusian-Jewish and Soviet graphic artist, artist, ethnographer, representative of the Jewish Renaissance and modernism.
The graphic series “Leningrad in the days of the Great Patriotic War” was created by the artist in the period 1941-1947. Yudovin himself was in the besieged city in the first, most severe blockade winter, when the inhabitants of the city were tormented by hunger, devastation, shelling and the most severe frosts. It was then that a significant part of his blockade series was created - drawings, monotypes, engravings, many of which were later refined and became the basis of printed series that were repeatedly reprinted.
The exhibition presents about 150 works of the artist, most of which are on display for the first time.