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Soviet artist Andrey Yakovlev

Soviet artist Andrey Yakovlev. Hello, Sun. 1961. Murmansk Regional Art Museum

Soviet artist Andrey Yakovlev. Hello, Sun. 1961. Murmansk Regional Art Museum

In Soviet and contemporary Russian painting, few people can be on a par with Yakovlev on devotion to the North, the Arctic, although the artist has lived almost all his life in Leningrad – St. Petersburg. Soviet artist Andrey Yakovlev (1934 – 2012) – People’s Artist of Russia (2006), laureate of the State Prize of the RSFSR of Ilya Repin. He is the author of picturesque episodes in the life of the Russian North and the Arctic, created in 1960-80s, “Spitsbergen”, “Chukotka”, “Taimyr”. He graduated from the Moscow Art Institute of Surikov (1953-1956) and the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1956-1960). Since 1963, he traveled to the Russian North and the polar regions (Kola Peninsula, Chukotka, Taimyr). In 1964 and 1968 he published his book “Seven inches of the pole” and “Kakomei.” Works by Soviet artist Andrey Yakovlev are stored in Murmansk Regional Art Museum, which houses one of the largest collections of paintings by Yakovlev. Assembly of his paintings are also available in the Russian Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery and the provincial museums of Russia.

Soviet artist Andrey Yakovlev

Northern Lights. 1960. Soviet artist Andrey Yakovlev. Murmansk Regional Art Museum

Northern Lights. 1960. Soviet artist Andrey Yakovlev. Murmansk Regional Art Museum

682-km of future highway. Oil on canvas. 1984

682-km of future highway. Oil on canvas. 1984

A. Yakovlev. Seventh Spring of BAM. Oil. 1983

A. Yakovlev. Seventh Spring of BAM. Oil. 1983

Above the track 1984. Oil on canvas

Above the track 1984. Oil on canvas

Inclusivity. 1977. Oil on canvas

Inclusivity. 1977. Oil on canvas

Loneliness. Oil on canvas

Loneliness. Oil on canvas

The settlement of oilmen. Yamburg 1986

The settlement of oilmen. Yamburg 1986

Constructing yaranga. Oil on canvas. 1963

Constructing yaranga. Oil on canvas. 1963

Happy. From the series 'Chukotka'. 1969. Oil on canvas

Happy. From the series ‘Chukotka’. 1969. Oil on canvas

Andrey Yakovlev

Soviet artist Andrey Yakovlev

Andrey Alexeyevich Yakovlev (November 10, 1934, Moscow – June 13, 2012, St. Petersburg, Russia) – Russian Soviet painter and graphic artist, People’s Artist of Russia (2006), member of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists (before 1992 – the Leningrad organization of Artists Union). Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts (2007).

Sources:
Young artist. Magazine. 1986,
Our contemporary. Regional Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1975. Catalog. Leningrad. Artist of the RSFSR, 1980