The books will showcase the best paintings and sculptures of the period and present rarely seen gems from provincial museums and museums of former Soviet republics. Each book opens with an expert article on the subject. Images are organised in chronological order, displaying a wide variety of artistic styles from Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to Socialist Realism, Severe Style and Neorealism.
Rena Lavery is the Managing Director of Finesse Fine Art (www.finessefineart.uk) and is an expert on Russian paintings. Ivan Lindsay is an art dealer specialising in European and Russian paintings. He writes and lectures on art and has previously written A History of Loot and Stolen Art. In 2016, both authors collaborated on Masterpieces of Soviet Art published by Unicorn.