Vladimir Efimovich Tsigal is an outstanding Russian sculptor-monumentalist. He studied at the Moscow State Art Institute named after V.I. Surikov. In the spring of 1942 he volunteered for the front: he took part in military operations near Novorossiysk, in the famous Kerch landing.
Vladimir Tsigal’s monumental works are placed all over Russia and in many countries of the world. V. Tsigal is the author of a striking by its artistic image monument of Richard Sorge and the world famous monument to lieutenant-general and scientist Dmitry Karbyshev. In Kazan, over the wide Volga, stands the bronze figure of the Tatar poet Musa Jalil – the hero of the Great Patriotic War.
One of the best Tsigal’s works is monument to the “Children’s friend Nil Fyodorovich Filatov” standing at the intersection of Plyushchikha and Bolshaya Pirogovka.
Works of the master are kept in the collections of many museums in Russia and abroad, including the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Central Museum of the Armed Forces and others.
Years of friendship and professional activity connected Vladimir Tsigal and Alexander Burganov. In the “Burganov House” Museum are kept several works by V. Tsigal.
Most of the sculptures are presented specifically for this exhibition from the collection of the artist’s family. Many of these works are exhibited for the first time.
The exhibition is prepared for the 100th anniversary of the great sculptor and will be open from September 1 to September 30, 2017.