Image with caption (2011)


The sources for this series of watercolors are a photograph from "Joseph Stalin: A Biographical Companion" by Helen Rappaport (first published in 1991), and the caption to this image. The photograph shows Svetlana Stalin, the daughter of Joseph Stalin, sitting on the lap of Lavrenty Beria, the head of the Soviet secret police at the time, with Joseph Stalin and secretary Lacoba in the background. The series consists of 16 drawings, each reproducing selecteds details of the photograph or the caption and leaving out the rest of the image.


  • Image with caption, watercolor on paper, 11 x 14 in., 2011

  • Image with caption, watercolor on paper, 11 x 14 in., 2011

  • Image with caption, watercolor on paper, 11 x 14 in., 2011

  • Image with caption, watercolor on paper, 11 x 14 in., 2011

  • Image with caption, watercolor on paper, 11 x 14 in., 2011

  • Image with caption, watercolor on paper, 11 x 14 in., 2011

  • Image with caption, watercolor on paper, 11 x 14 in., 2011

  • Image with caption, watercolor on paper, 11 x 14 in., 2011