Portrait of the Engine Driver Pavel Fyodorov
- oil on canvas. 106 х 92
Received in 1951 via the Committee for Art, Council of Ministers of the RSFSR
Pavel Apollonovich Fyodorov was a senior locomotive engineer for October Railways, who during the blockade of Leningrad worked on the “Road of Life”, the sole, narrow path across Lake Ladoga along which travelled vehicles delivering provisions to the city. Fyodorov was the foreman of the first train sent from besieged Leningrad to the “Big Land” after the blockade was broken.