«New Gallery» established in 1989 in Moscow.
We specializes in Soviet Art of Socialist Realism of the 1920-50s.:
Painting, Drawing, Poster, Applied Art.
This is one of the largest assemblage among the private collections.
The gallery bears the responsibility for all the information accompanying on the exhibitors.

The contact for questions
concerning acquisition:

Russia, Moscow


About Gallery Painting Graphics Poster Applied Art Press



The romanticism of socialist realism -
- the other side of the coin.
The soviet art of the 1920-1950s.
The illustrated album-catalogue.


Valerian V. Shcheglov

1901, Kaluga - 1984, Moscow

In 1916-1918 V. Shcheglov attended the V.N. Levandovsky Studio in Kaluga. During 1920-1925 he was engaged as a propaganda poster artist. He counts to his name the well-known posters "Crush Denikin!", "All Arise to Defeat Wrangel!" In 1926 he took his courses at the Drawing School under the Leningrad Arts Advancement Society. Between 1927-1931 he contributed to "The Znaniye - Sila"( "The Knowledge is Power"), "The Smena" ("The Rising Generation"), "The Druzhnye Rebyata" ("The Comrade Boys"), "The Murzilka" magazines. He joined the staff of "The Detgiz" ("The Children's Literature State Publishing House") on the very day of its establishment in 1933 and remained there until the end of his life. In 1934 he completed a series of Donbass miners' portraits; those were later purchased by a coal mine owner from Argentina. In 1936 he paints "The Assault of the Winter Palace". By the end of the 1930s as an illustrator he contributed to the five volumes edition of "The History of the Civil War in the USSR".

V. Shcheglov is a well-known illustrator of Soviet literature classics such as A. Tolstoy, K. Paustovsky, A. Gaidar, K. Simonov and others. In 1964 he was awarded the title of an Honoured Artist of RSFSR. Beginning with 1926 he participated in numerous All-Union, Republic, Moscow and Leningrad exhibitions. His works are kept at the State Tretyakov's Gallery; the State Russian Museum; etc., as well in other museums and private collections of Russia and abroad.

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Sketch of a Model Cover of the Magazine "Murzilka" – "The 8th of March", 1950s
Эскиз макета обложки "Мурзилки" "8 Марта", 1950е
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Defenders of the Motherland, 1942s
Защитники Отечества, 1942e
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The First Map-Case, 1961s
Макет обложки книги С. Розанова "Первый планшет", 1961e
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Three record-setting flights, 1941s
Три рекордных перелета, 1941e
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Lenin and children, 1953s
Ленин и дети, 1953e
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Sketch model of a cover magazine ‛Murzilka“, №6 ‛Summer“, 1950s
Лето (макет обложки журнала "Мурзилка" № 6), 1950е
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Komsomol. Reviving the Ruins, 1950s
Комсомол в разруху, 1950e


Contact us:
The New Gallery, Moscow, RUSSIA
(495) 251-25-98, 8-916-159-73-81