Portrait of Steel Founder Fyodor Konovalov
- oil on canvas. 124 х 97,5
Received in 1951 via the Committee for Art, Council of Ministers of the USSR
Fyodor Ilyich Konovalov (1909–?): Steelmaker at the Kirov Factory in Leningrad, shock worker (Stakhanovite). This portrait is not the only work by Joseph Serebryany devoted to what was to come to be known as the “industrial theme”. Although depicting the commonplace, the artist always succeeds in bringing out the personality of his sitter.