Andrey Konstantinovich Sokolov
(1931 - 2007)
Andrey Konstantinovich Sokolov was active/lived in Russian Federation. Andrey Sokolov is known for painting.
Biography Andrey Konstantinovich Sokolov
Born in Leningrad in 1931, Sokolov was originally trained as an
architect and attended Moscow State University, where he developed an
interest in science fiction. The flight of Sputnik had a profound effect
on him, and he began to devote himself to the space genre because of
the groundswell of public appeal of the nascent Soviet space age. He
went on to become the chosen instrument of the USSR to graphically
depict the Soviet space program - especially after forming a long
lasting friendship with the Soviet national hero Alexei Leonov.
"Sputnik Flies!" was the first work listed in Sokolov's 1959 Solo
Exhibition in Moscow.