The primary focus of the Fleischer collection is on American Impressionism, the school of California. However, there is another very significant group of paintings that has emerged in the collection. These paintings are from the Russian and Soviet School of Realism, strongly tempered by Impressionism. The current collection contains approximately three-hundred paintings representing in excess of one-hundred artists.
The American and the Russian paintings are very different in genre, but have some similarities in painting technique. The American paintings are predominately landscapes of the new frontier in the West. The Russian paintings predominately focus on the workers of the communist experiment. Technically, the Soviet do not stray as far from the conventional academic style of painting as do their American counterparts.
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