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Larina, Valeriya

Valeriya Larina - Boy, 1950sValeriya Larina - Portrait of F. Likova, 1950
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Boy, 1950s
Valeriya Larina - Boy, 1950s

13" x 10" oil on board signed on reverse

Portrait of F. Likova, 1950
Valeriya Larina - Portrait of F. Likova, 1950

19 5/8" x 14" oil on board signed on reverse 








1926 - 2008

Valeriya Borisovna Larina was born April 10, 1926 Leningrad, USSR.

In 1946, Valeriya Larina began studies at the prestigious Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after Ilya Repin. There she studied under Piotr Belousov, Ivan Stepashkin and Alexander Zaytsev.

In 1953, she graduated from the Institute with a degree in painting from the workshop of Boris Ioganson. Her class contained many talented artists including Mark Klionsky, Leonid Kabachek, Izzat Klychev, Konstantin Molteninov, Vladimir Seleznev and Nikolai Galakhov. Her diploma work, “Ship Builders” received high ranks.

Beginning in 1953, Larina participated in numerous group exhibitions. She painted portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, still lifes and sketches from life.  In the 1950s, she became well-known for her series of expressive portraits of steelworkers of the Kirov Factory in Leningrad. Later, she mainly painted portraits of females and etudes done from nature.

Since 1954, she was a member of the Leningrad Union of Artists (Saint Petersburg Union of Artists after 1992.)

Valeriya Borisovna Larina died in Saint Petersburg in 2008. Her paintings reside in museums and private collections in Russia, England, Germane, France, Italy and the U.S.

She is listed on page 181 of Matthew Bown’s, A Dictionary of Twentieth Century Russian and Soviet Painters.