In what might be seen as an attempt to escape reality, the painter found refuge in the past.  The farther Sokoloff found himself from Mother Russia, the stronger was her pull on his work.  The master spent more than three years on the painting “Suvorov Captures the Turkish Fortress Ismail”.  In addition to the monumental battle pieces, Sokoloff was equally successful in portraiture.  In Liechtenstein, the artist painted the Princess of Liechtenstein, a good friend of his father and other prominent personalities.    He exhibited in many venues in Europe-Tyrol, Innsbruck, Feldkirchen and other. Works “Last Steps in the Motherland”, “At the Cross”, and “Wilhelm Tell” were highly acclaimed by critics, Anatoly Sokoloff was awarded honorary prizes for these paintings.  Sokoloff was a versatile painter.

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