We see very little of Russian printmakers so it's a pleasure to post on the colour woodcuts of Vadim Trofimov. I know absolutely nothing about him but assume he came from Siberia. As you see from his raw and impressive Siberian Tiger, he not only handled colour with subtlety, he gave his prints a tremendous sense of animal movement. It could be by the post-war British artist William Neave Parker (1910 - 1961) on a good day.
This reindeer calf dates from as late as 1960 so he was making prints as if the 1930s were still fresh in his mind. 'Urgent Mail' below has the same sense of vitality. In fact the prints are a strange combination of stealth, power, urgency and remoteness.