Oil on canvas
140 х 90
State Russian Museum
Пост. в 1954 через МК СССР, Москва
Andrei Nikolayevich Tupolev (1888–1972), Soviet aeroplane builder, Academician of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1953), three-times Hero of Socialist Labour (1945, 1957, 1972) and General Commanding Engineer (1968). Winner of the Stalin Prize (1943, 1948, 1949, 1952), the Lenin Prize (1957) and the State Prize (1972). Tupolev designed more than 100 types of aircrafts, including the airliners of TU-models that bear his name.
Kosmin, Ivan Vladimirovich
1882, Slepukha, Yelets District, Oryol Province — 1973, Leningrad
Painter, portraitist. Studied at the Nikolai Seliverstov School of Art in Penza (1909–1916); the Higher School of Art, Imperial Academy of Arts (1911–1916). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1929). Member of the Union of Artists (from 1932). Corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (from 1949), honoured arts worker of the RSFSR (1957).