USSR, Gzhel, Turyginsky Cooperative Artel Porcelain Factory "Artistic Ceramics", sculptor Nina Borisovna Kvitznitskaya, 1950-1960s. Porcelain; painted. Mark: green "GZHEL TZ", "3c" - 3rd grade, "1r.15k.". Size 11x11x5.5 cm. Condition: in good preservation. Similar sculpture is published in the catalog: 1) "Soviet Porcelain 1917-1991: Illustrated Reference Guide with Factory Marks and Prices" by I. Pelinsky, M. Safonova, ID "Favorite Book", Moscow, 2012, p.284. D16/143 Nina Borisovna Kvitznitskaya was born on November 19, 1919 in Nikolaev.
In 1939, Kvitznitskaya entered the Moscow Textile Institute, later she was able to transfer to the Moscow Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts in the Sculpture Department. After graduating from the institute, N. Kvitznitskaya worked on park sculptures, then she made sculptures in stone and metal. Her work "Ice Skater" is known, made for the Kasli Ironworks. Since 1956, N. Kvitznitskaya has worked with porcelain forms. The first time the artist was invited to Gzhel was by Lyudmila Azarova.
In 1960, Nina Kvitznitskaya's fruitful work began at the "Artistic Ceramics" artel in Turygino. Two artists, Lyudmila Azarova and Nina Kvitznitskaya, created internationally renowned works, sitting opposite each other at the same table. In 1963, the artist became an honorary member of the Union of Artists of the USSR. The artist devoted less than a decade to crafts, but her impact is still clearly visible today. Until 1975, the artist's attention was mainly focused on developing interesting dish forms. The creative activity of N. Kvitznitskaya, together with the work of L. Azarova and Z. Okulova, determined the rise of contemporary Gzhel ceramics.