Solodkov Alexey Matveevich
Solodkov Alexey Matveevich (1880–1953) was a talented Russian painter of the beginning of the 20th century, who continued art traditions of the 19th century in his art. He was a master of landscape and a monumentalist-painter. He was more famous, however, for his historical genre paintings. In 1910s, Solodkov studied at the Art Industrial College named after Stroganov, and at the famous Moscow Art College of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. In the 1920s, Solodkov was a member of AkhRR (the Revolutionary Russia Artists' Union). In the 1930s the painter created several historical canvases , such as the “Seizure of Kolomna by Tartars” in 1237, “Arrival of Ivan The Terrible in Kolomna,” and many others, now displayed at the State Art Museum in Kolomna.