K. Andrea Rusnock is an assistant professor of Art History at Indiana University South Bend. She received both her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. Her academic interests include Soviet art and culture, world textiles and women in the arts. She has written and lectured on Russian and Soviet art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well as on Modem art of the early twentieth century.
2010 0-7734-3692-8 This book argues that Socialist Realist paintings, typically seen by western art historians as examples of retrograde art and by scholars of Soviet history simply as propaganda, were a part of an extensive program of skillful artistic practice coupled with masterful propaganda. This book contains fourteen color photographs.