Portrait of Wife, V.N. Perelman (Russian, 1892-1967), Savitsky Art Museum, Nukus, Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan.
Perelman believed that the images and the lives of workers should be documented and depicted in art. He also applied this to the portrait genre, which is usually intimate; however, he believed that portraits should take on an epic monumental stylistic approach. Here, painting wife and dog, the intimate approach prevails.