resting place of anton sviridenko

Resting Place Of Anton Sviridenko

On October 25 1941, Anton Andreyevich Sviridenko, in Red Army uniform, embraced his son, four daughters and wife, Anna Semyonovna, wriggled into his rucksack and walked out his door. His family never saw him again, his daughter Vera Antonovna, often told her grandson Alexey. She had been 17 years old when her 41 year-old father … Continue reading Resting Place Of Anton Sviridenko

Cruellest Month

Cruellest Month

Painting on copper plate was tricky, thought Peter, though, as promised, produced a smouldering, luminous under glow, imbuing subtle, shimmering warmth to the face in his portrait. In this case, the fragile, contented face of Donna, his wife.  Jake, an artist friend, a former fellow student who had stayed on to teach a course or … Continue reading Cruellest Month