An outstanding Soviet sculptor. Honored Artist of the RSFSR since 1957. Winner of the Stalin Prize of the second degree in 1941. Corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR. Professor . IN AND. Ingal was born on March 16, 1901 in Ekaterinodar. He studied at the Baku Polytechnic Institute, at the same time took lessons from the sculptor S.D. Erzya. In 1926-1930 he studied at the Leningrad Higher Artistic and Technical Institute (former IAH) from V.V. Lisheva, R.R. Bach, V.L. Simonov. In 1949-1966 he taught at the LVPKH named after V.I. Mukhina (since 1951 – professor). Corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR. Member of the CPSU (b) since 1945. Sculptor, teacher. Corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1958). Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1957). Professor. Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR (Stalin, 1941). He studied at the Polytechnic Institute in Baku. In 1924 together with R. Shkhiyan, in a rock under Kislovodsk burned a portrait of V.I. Lenin (not preserved, later replaced by a bronze portrait). Graduated from VHUTEIN (1930). Apprentice V.V. Lishev. A prominent sculptor-portraitist. One of the main themes – portraits of VI. Lenin and I.V. Stalin. Most of the work was done in collaboration with the sculptor V.Ya. Bogolyubov. The first major work of the two sculptors – the monumental statue of Sergo Ordzhonikidze – was awarded the Stalin Prize. Another major work is the statue of Stalin-Generalissimo. He created monuments to Lenin in Riga (1949, casting was also installed on the Middle Rigatka in Leningrad in 1950, in 1969 the monument was moved to Zelenogorsk), in Sverdlovsk, Angarsk, Leningrad and other cities; monuments of I.V. Stalin in Leningrad and Riga. Among other works performed by Ingal, the monuments of N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov in Leningrad, S. Ordzhonikidze in Sochi, L.A. Govorov in Moscow. Completed the portraits of V.P. Chkalov, K.E. Voroshilov and others, the sculptural part of a number of tombstones (including A.Ya. Vaganova at the Literary Bridge in Leningrad). Participated in the sculptural design of the building of Moscow State University in Moscow, the metro station “Avtovo” in Leningrad, etc. The most important work in this area is the design of the building of the Marine Station in Sochi (together with the students, opened in 1955). Since 1949 he taught at the Leningrad Higher School of Art and Industry named after V.I. Mukhina (since 1951 – professor). Vladimir Iosifovich Ingal died on March 29, 1966 in St. Petersburg. He was buried at the Bogoslovsky Cemetery. The unique tombstone, installed on his grave, was dismantled in 1999. From 1929 he worked mainly in the community with V.Ya. Bogolyubov. Among their joint works: a monument to Vladimir Lenin in Leningrad in 1957, at the entrance to the platform of the Moscow railway station; arch. VI Kuznetsov. It was dismantled in 1966 due to the expansion of the station and in 1967 it was installed in the Locomotive Depot Leningrad-Passazhirsky-Moscow Oktyabrskaya Railway. on the Dnepropetrovsk street., 2; monument of the monument to V.I. Lenin in the city of Riga. (1950-1991), the architect E.E. Stalberg, a copy of the sculpture in December 1950 was installed in Leningrad on Pobedy Square, and in 1969 moved to Zelenogorsk; a monument to Stalin in Leningrad on Poklonnaya Hill (1949); a monument to NA. Rimsky-Korsakov at the Theater Square in Leningrad (1944-1948), the architect M.A. Shepilevsky; sculptural figure I.V. Stalin (1939); sculptural figure G.K. Ordzhanikidze (1935-1937) in Sochi. sculptural figure. Chkalov (1941) the sculptural group “S. M. Kirov and G. K. Ordzhonikidze (1938), the sculptural group Stalin and Mamlakat (1938), the sculptural figure Stalin-Generalissimo (1945-1949), Stalin’s bust in Riga (1950-1961), Stalin’s bust in the Pavlovsk park (Pavlovsk, circa 1949). The author of tombstones on the graves of VA. Mukhina – Samoylova and A.Ya. Vaganova. The Stalin Prize of the second degree (1941, together with V. Ya. Bogolyubov) – for the sculptural figure S. Ordzhonikidze (1937). VI Ingal died on March 29, 1966. He was buried in Leningrad on the Theological Cemetery.