Soviet artist Dementy Shmarinov
Soviet artist Dementy Shmarinov (1907-1999) – Academician of the USSR Academy of Arts (1953), Corresponding Member of the German Democratic Republic Academy of Arts (1970), People’s Artist of the USSR (1967), Laureate of Lenin (1980), second-degree Stalin Prize (1943) and the State Prize of Russia (1997). Dementy Shmarinov was born on April 29, 1907 in Kazan in the family of an agronomist. He studied in Kiev (1919-1922) in the studio of NA Prakhov and in Moscow (1923-1928). Dementy Shmarinov was a chairman of the Board of the Moscow Union of Artists of the RSFSR in 1959-1961, 1966-1968 and 1972-1973. He was the Secretary of the Board of the USSR Union of Artists since 1968. Known primarily as an illustrator. His work is characterized by a realistic accuracy of graphic interpretation of literary works, the credibility of the transmission of dramatic situations and socio-psychological characteristics of his heroes.
During World War II he made a number of political posters and a series of easel paintings, imbued with angry pathos and telling us about the suffering and courage of the Soviet people in the struggle with the enemy. He is the author of the book “Years of life and work” (1989). Dementy Alexandrovich Shmarinov died August 30, 1999. He was buried in Moscow at the Vagankovsky cemetery. His son – AD Shmarinov is also an artist.
Soviet artist Dementy Shmarinov, book illustrations
Magazines Young Artist 2-1980, 3-1980