|Lenin Dictating a Telegram at dawn in 1920, 1929, Igor Grabar|
|Self-portrait in a Fur Cap,|
1947, Igor Grabar
|An Alley Amongst Birches, |
1904, Igor Grabar
|March Snow, 1904, Igor Grabar|
|Afternoon Tea, 1904, Igor Grabar--Impressionistic to a fault?|
|Portrait of the Artist's Son, 1935,|
|Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow|
|Lenin in Working Cabinet, 1933,|
In the years that followed, the Tretyakov became more warehouse than museum, though in fact, it actually grew in size. Grabar remained until 1926 while also taking on the leadership of the new Soviet government's Museums and Preservation Section where he found himself caught between those wanting to completely destroy the "decadent art heritage" of Imperial Russia and those wanting to preserve and expand it with Modern Art holdings. As anyone visiting Russia today will attest, Grabar succeeded in preserving the past while accepting, if not quite embracing, Modern Art. The Hermitage in St. Petersburg has an entire floor devoted to 20th century art--the attic.
|Svetlana, 1933 (?), Igor Grabar,|
(Possibly Joseph Stalin's daughter by his second wife.)
|The Fat Women, 1904, Igor Grabar.|
Upper-Class Paris ladies the artist encountered at a ball.
He wrote that the scene was: "...as fascinating as it was disgusting."