Musings on Art is a direct importer of Russian art from the Soviet Era offering the best of Soviet Realism, Russian Impressionism and the Leningrad School of Painting.
Master artist Dmitry Ivanovich Maevsky is most famous for his portraits and lyrical landscapes. He was born May 17, 1917 in St. Petersburg, Russia. His spent his childhood and youth in the ancient Russian city of Rzhev. In 1935 Maevsky began his studies at the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. From 1937 to 1939 Maevsky studied under Isaak Brodsky, who was the director of the Academy of Fine Art in Leningrad. In 1939 Maevsky was drafted into the Red Army. He took part in the Great Patriotic War and was awarded a medal for his bravery. After the war he continued his studies with artists Piotr Buchkin and Alexander Kharshak. Since the mid 1950s he was constantly involved in art exhibitions of Leningrad artists. In 1955 Dmitry Maevsky was admitted to the Leningrad Union of Soviet Artists.
Since the mid 1960s, Dmitry Maevsky lived and worked in the rural village of Podol, in the Tver region outside of Moscow. His creativity during this period was focused on portraits of war veterans and landscapes. From 1970 to1980 Maevsky exhibited in Japan, then in the 1990s at art fairs and auctions of Russian art in France, USA, Italy, England. Maevsky died on July 23, 1992 in St. Petersburg. His paintings reside in art museums and private collections in Russia, the United States, England, Japan, France and throughout the world.