Yevgeny Vuchetich

Evgeniy Viktorovich Vuchetich
Evgeny Vucetich was born in Yekaterinoslav (now Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine) (15) December 28 in 1908. He graduated from the Leningrad Academy of Arts (1933), and since 1935 has lived and worked in Moscow. Was the leading sculptor of the association "Studio Grekov War Artists" from 1943.

Soviet soldier-liberator. The main monument monument to Soviet Army soldiers who fell in the struggle against fascism (Berlin) Working in collaboration with architects, Vucetich was one of the founders of the style "of the Stalinist classicism." Developed an important program for the types of social realism Plural-high relief painting "We vow to you, Comrade Lenin ... (Oath of Joseph Stalin)" (1949, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow) and the triumphant portrait bust (portraits of Soviet military leaders, the second half of the 1940s) .

Brutal-heroic energy of his work is close in spirit to the German Third Reich plastic. Heading the large team of sculptors, was the lead author of two best-known Soviet war memorials — "Soviet Army soldiers who fell in the struggle against fascism" (in Berlin's Treptow Park, 1946-1949; Stalin Prize in 1950, awarded also for the above-mentioned high relief), and Ensemble also on Mamaev Kurgan in Volgograd (1963-1967, Lenin Prize 1970), especially the last one is grandiose, towering among the rolling, bare steppe.

monument "Motherland" ( Volgograd) In both cases, the apparent skill to master to achieve a sharp silhouette of expression (bronze warrior-liberator with the saved girl in Berlin or a giant concrete Motherland in Volgograd), etched in my memory like a powerful poster appeal.

Among his other works — Dzerzhinsky monument in front of the KGB building on Lubyanka Square in Moscow (1958, during the August 1991 coup figure was brought down from its pedestal and now installed in the "sculpture garden" at the Central House of Artists) and the figure of the "Swords into plowshares" (1957), one of the castings which was presented by the Soviet government as a gift to the United Nations.

Essays and speeches sculptor collected in his book, "The Artist and the Life" (1963).

Died Eugene V. Vucetic in Moscow {day-4-12} {12 April / day} in 1974.