"DISTRIBUTION OF THE RATION". Olexandr Dovhal, 1927, Linocut, Ukrainian Avant-garde Artist
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The "Distribution of the Ration" artwork was found by the
www.ArtUkraine.com Information Service in the book
"Ukrainian Avant-Garde Art, 1910-1930" published in Kyiv,
Ukraine in 1996. The illustration in black and white takes up
a full page and is Number 307. It was created in 1927 and is
listed as a linocut.
The artwork is listed in the section of the book labeled as
neoprimitivism & naive style.
The well known famine poster from the 1921-1923 famine in
the Soviet Union by famous poster artist Moor is shown in the
upper left hand corner. There is another poster shown on the
right side of the image.
Additional information is needed as to exactly what all is being
depicted by the many images found in this artwork, the political
tone and message of the work and about the artist. If you can
provide such information please contact us.
The avant-garde book states that Olexandr Dovhal was born
in 1904 and died in 1961.
Four other pieces of artwork by Olexandr Dovhal are shown in the
book: (1) Illustration 305, Sitting-Room, 1926, Linocut, water colour,
(2) Illustration 306, Seamstress, 1927, Linocut, black and white, (3)
Illustration 308, Stable, 1927, Linocut, water colour, and (4) Illustration
309, Circus, 1927, Linocut, water colour.
"CIRCUS, 1927". Linocut, Water Colour by Olexandr Dovhal
The five Olexandr Dovhal linocuts shown in the avant-garde book are
held in the collection of the State Museum of Ukrainian Fine Art in
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