Russian Village in the Winter
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Aleksey Ilyich Kravchenko ( Pokrovskaya sloboda [now Engels], Saratov region 1889 - Moscow 1940 )
Aleksey Kravchenko was a Russian illustrator, draughtsman and printmaker. He studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1904–5 and 1907–10) under Sergey Ivanov, Abram Arkhipov, Konstantin Korovin and Valentin Serov, and at Simon Holosy’s art school in Munich (1903). He was a member of the Four Arts Society of Artists from 1925. He originally worked in Saratov (1918–21) as a stage designer, poster artist and designer of monumental propaganda stagings, after which he moved to Moscow and concentrated on book illustration and graphic art.