Our collection counts more than 1000 works from the classical period of the Soviet art painting from the 1930th – till the 1980th year, including Soviet impressionism - "a socialist realism with a human face". Socialist realism is characterized by the glorified depiction of communist values, such as the mancipation of the proletariat, in a realistic manner. The Soviet painting of this period was included strongly into world art heritage.
The collection is a result of tireless search of the enthusiast of painting and collector Jean Veiss. During 1990 he visited hundreds workshops and met hundreds artists from Baltic to Vladivostok. The spirit of the age, the atmosphere and ideology of the country which was called USSR and the unique local color of painting of artists from Ukraine, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan are reflected in this collection.
All genres - landscapes, portraits, industrial landscapes, still lifes, conversations and also theatrical sketches, - are presented by painting and graphics.