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Aleksei K. Sokolov
Sokolov studied with Grabar and Oreshraikov at the Repin. From 1952-1968 he taught monumental painting at the Mukhiva School of Art.
In 1960 and 1961, he took a sabbatical to Paris. There he sold two landscapes in the exhibit Picasso organized to support orphans of the Spanish War.

In 1968, he began teaching in the monumental painting department at the Repin. He was dean of the painting department from 1978-1983.
Sokolov was awarded the title Personage of Art by the Ministry of Culture. He was also awarded Meritorious Art Worker of the Russian Federation, Honored Artist of Russian and Order of Merit for the Country, Class II.

He has numerous works in museum collections across Russia and the City Museum of Peking, China.

His works are in numerous books including:
A Dictionary of Twentieth Century Russian and Soviet Painters
Tradition Rediscovered, The Finley Collection of Russian Art
Aleksei Sokolov 2004
Aleksei Sokolov 2005

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