21 May 2016
The Battle of Kursk and Soldiers Carrying Out an Attack, two works, one measuring 27.5 by 40.5 cm and the other 40.5 by 26.5 cm.
Each gelatin silver print, one measuring 27.5 by 40.5 cm and the other 40.5 by 26.5 cm.
Photographed in 1943, printed c. 1960s.
Provenance: Private collection, Europe.
Mark Markov-Grinberg (1907–2006) was very active in the 1930s when he took some of the most famous images of the time, such as Portrait of the Stakhanovite coal miner Nikita Izotov and photograph Youth, made at one of the Moscow recreation centres. During World War II Markov-Grinberg served as a soldier and only in 1943 became a war correspondent for Krasnoarmeiskaya illiustrirovannaya gazeta. In the 1950s he worked for the VDNKh Publishing House and several periodicals. He participated in many international exhibitions, including those in Australia, Germany, France and England.
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