Leonid Alexeevich Sokolov was born in 1945 into a St. Petersburg family with a long history in the arts. His grandfather was one of the founders of the St. Petersburg Society of Encouragement of Artists (now the Artists' Union). His father, Alexei Sokolov, a Finley Collection artist, is an outstanding painter with works in major museums throughout Russia and Europe. His mother is a historian of theatrical arts. His wife, Galina, is the art historian at the Theatrical Museum of St. Petersburg, and Sokolov's son is studying to be an artist.
See Tradition Rediscovered, pages 166-169.
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