* Soviet art is of great interest today and has a large following of collectors
* Written by five experts in the field of Russian and Soviet Art this book is the first comprehensive look at the importance of women in Soviet, state sponsored art.
Rena Lavery is an art dealer and an expert on Russian and Soviet paintings. She has edited numerous books on Soviet art (Victor Popkov, Fechin, Masterpieces of Soviet Painting and Sculpture) and has curated numerous exhibitions on Soviet and Russian art around the world. Ivan Lindsay is an art dealer specialising in European paintings and sculpture. He lectures on art and the art market and has previously written A History of Loot and Stolen Art and Masterpieces of Soviet Painting and Sculpture. Dr Katia Kapushesky, founder of art consultancy Artkarta.com is an art dealer and top expert in Russian and Soviet Painting and sculpture. She provides consultin services to auction houses, and to corporate and private clients. Dr Natalia Murray is a visiting lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art and has the post of Head of Education and Public Programmes at GRAD (Gallery for Russian Art and Design). In 2017 at the Royal Academy of Arts, she curated a major exhibition `Revolution. Russian Art. 1917-1932'.