The permanent exhibit of portraits of the Moscow mayors of the pre-revolutionary period was replenished with 16 portraits of chairmen of the Moscow Soviet of People’s Deputies made by Oleg Zakomorny.
From Oleg Zakomorny’s speech that was made at the opening of the exhibition:
“At first I was lucky to make 30 portraits of the Moscow mayors of the pre-revolutionary period. Creation of this gallery is a great honor to me, I’d love to work on portraits of people, whose efforts were aimed at construction and development of our city.
Studying the biography of each of them, I admire the worth of their personality, their fidelity to our motherland and their charitable activities. In spite of the fact that portraits are official, I tried to make them alive, vivid, disclosing the nature of everyone. Today these 30 portraits are in the permanent exhibit in the Moscow City Duma.
However, the history of Moscow does not come to an end with the October revolution of 1917. Today I present you 16 portraits of chairmen of the Moscow Soviet of People’s Deputies. These portraits logically culminate the exposition of the Moscow mayors, from the historical point of view. From now on these portraits will also decorate walls of capital parliament”.
For more details visit website of the Moscow City Duma.