On March 7, a souvenir sheet “100th Anniversary of A.M. Gritsai (1914-1998), an artist” will be released into circulation

Aleksei Mikhailovich Gritsai (1914–1998) was a Russian artist, a national artist of the USSR (1974), a laureate of state prize of the USSR (1978) and two Stalin-era prizes of III degree (1951, 1952). A.M. Gritsai was an active member of the USSR Art Academy (1964).

In his works A.M. Gritsai was following the traditions of the Russian lyric landscape of the end of XIX – beginning of XX centuries; he was creating epic and lyric images of the Russian nature. Moreover, the artist was working on portraits and pieces on the industrial topic. In the last years of his life A.M. Gritsai was mostly painting the landscapes of the Moscow Region.

The souvenir sheet reflects the picture of A.M. Gritsai “Summer Garden” (1955–1956, Tretyakov Gallery), margins of the souvenir sheet reflect a portrait of A.M. Gritsai.

An illustrated cover has been prepared for the release with a souvenir sheet and FDCs with cancellation (Moscow, St. Petersburg).

Design: M. Rastorgueva.
Face values: 50 rub.
Sheet size: 113х84 mm; stamp size in the sheet: 50х42 mm.
Circulation: 75 thousand souvenir sheets.

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