31 January 2020
Arkady Plastov, Artist
Design artist: Savina O.
Paper: Chalk surfaced
Printing Method: Offset + security system
Perforation: Comb 12:12½
Size of Stamp: 58х26,5
Arkady A. Plastov (1893-1972) was an artist, Academician of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1947), people’s artist of the USSR (1962).
Plastov’s artworks account for nearly 10,000 paintings, which belong to the golden collection of Russian culture. The most famous paintings are Bathing of Horses (1938), Haymaking (1945), Spring. In a Bath House (1954), Grandson is drawing (1959), Midday (1961), Mother (1964).
The postal block provides a Self-portrait at Sunset (1969–1971) against the painter’s studio and an image of the logotype of the Russian Academy of Arts, the stamp presents a fragment of the Midday (1961) painting (1961, State Russian Museum).