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The two paintings are John Kanes

Aleksandr Laktionov- Joseph Stalin Speaking on 7th November 1941- 1942 oil on canvas.jpg
Joseph Stalin is heroically depicted on the day he delivered a famous speech in Red Square. Along with delivering the speech, Stalin watched the Soviet Army march through the Square straight to the front lines.

Nelson Rockefeller at MOMA 1939 from getty images.jpg
Nelson Rockefeller (left) is depicted in front of Picasso's famous Demoiselles D'Avignon when it was at MoMA. Rockfeller constituted perhaps the greatest single effort to initiate art diplomacy on behalf of the United States.

Rene d'Harnoncourt, then Director of MoMA, is pictured at the International Program's first major exhibition abroad. A Jackson Pollock painting is displayed left and behind d'Harnoncourt while an Alexander Calder mobile hangs over him.

George Dondero.jpg
Michigan Republican representative George Dondero was a leader in the fight to label modern art as communistic and un-American.

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