Maxim Gorky on the Volga, painting Vladimir Serov , 1951 — Daily LIFT #911
The great Maxim Gorky was born March 28, 1868.
According to USSR Magazine in March, 1963:
March 28 is the anniversary of the birth of Maxim Gorky, one of the founders of socialist realism in literature. He depicted with great realism and profound insight Russian life and character on the different social levels at the turn of the century. He was the first Russian writer to portray the revolutionary struggle of the working class. Gorky, who died in 1936, was friend and teacher to several generations of Soviet writers and exerted a marked influence on many foreign writers as well,