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Soviet artist Gennady Ivanovich Prokopinsky 1921-1979

Soldiers. 1976. Painting by Soviet artist Gennady Ivanovich Prokopinsky (1921-1979)

Soldiers. 1976. Painting by Soviet artist Gennady Ivanovich Prokopinsky (1921-1979)

Soviet artist Gennady Ivanovich Prokopinsky
Born July 26, 1921 in the village of Staronizhesteblyevskaya (Krasnodar Territory), Gennady Prokopinsky lived and worked in Moscow. His first art education began in 1939-1940 at the Moscow Regional Art College in memory of 1905. Since 1940 he worked in the Studio of Military Artists of Mitrofan Grekov. Studio of military artists named after M.B. Grekov, created in 1934, was a unique creative team of military artists. The first generation of Greeks became not only singers of the military past, but also chroniclers of brutal military trials of the Great Patriotic War. Among these military artists was Gennady Prokopinsky, who was on various fronts and finished the war in Berlin. The author of works of monumental art and a series of easel paintings on a military-patriotic theme, he began to take part in art exhibitions of Soviet art since 1942. Veteran of World War II, awarded with medals “For Military Merit” and “For Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.”

Portrait of Mitrofan Grekov

Portrait of Mitrofan Grekov. Painting by Soviet artist Gennady Ivanovich Prokopinsky (1921-1979)

In 1951 Gennady Ivanovich Prokopinsky graduated from the Moscow State Art Institute named after V. Surikov, where he studied in the workshop of Dmitry Mochalsky. Member of the Moscow organization of the Union of Artists of the RSFSR (1960), he is the author of works of monumental art and a series of easel paintings on a military-patriotic theme. His main works include: “Alyoshka” (1962), “Heroes of Peace Days” (1965), “Meet the Dawn” (1967), “People from the Legend” (1968), “Our Banner” (1969), “In One Line” ( 1970), “Birch juice” (1973), “Teachings” (1975).
Honored Artist of the RSFSR, in 1968, he received the Gold Medal of M.B.Grekov for participating in the reconstruction of the panorama of F.Rubo, the “Borodino Battle”.

Gennady Ivanovich Prokopinsky died in 1979 in Moscow.

Soviet artist Gennady Ivanovich Prokopinsky

source
Relay of Traditions. Grekovtsy. G. Kucherenko. Publishing house “Fine Arts”. Moscow. 1975