Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Deineka (1899, Kursk – 1969, Moscow) – painter, illustrator, sculptor.
After studies at Vkhutemas (Art and technical school), he started his career as illustrator at several journals and author of posters. At the same time he made first steps in panel painting, which was influenced by his experience as illustrator.
His favourite subjects were industrialisation, work and leisure of Soviet people, sport.
Monumental forms, expression, dynamics, clarity and brightness of colours are the typical traits of Deineka’s style.
- Panels for Soviet Pavilion at World Exhibition in Paris, 1937
- 35 mosaics for Mayakovskaya station, 1938
Learn more about Mayakovskaya station and A.Deineka in the course of our Metro Tour.