THE PUSHKIN SOCIETY OF AMERICA HONORS SONIA
The Pushkin Society of America honored SONIA and its director Lucy Kostelanetz with a medal and diploma at the Awards Ceremony of the Russian Documentary Film Festival, October 12, 2014. (Click below and scroll down.)
A documentary about the life and art of the Russian Avant-Garde painter, Sofia Dymshitz-Tolstaya (1886-1963), known familiarly as Sonia.
Born into a wealthy, Jewish, merchant family in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sonia, inspired early on by the promise of the Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917, risked everything to make a larger life for herself and others.
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Photo: Sonia standing in the middle of her siblings, above
her brother and mother, 1903.