Soviet artist Georgy Vereisky
Soviet artist Georgy Vereisky (1886 – 1962) – People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1962), winner of the Stalin Prize of second degree (1946), Full member of the USSR Academy of Arts (1949). Georgy Semyonovich Vereisky created a series of lithographs – portraits of prominent Soviet contemporaries – artists, writers, and politicians. Among the most famous portraits – poet Anna Akhmatova (1929), ballerina GS Ulanova (1950), sculptor Konenkov (1954). Georgy Vereisky – master of graphic portrait and landscape (lithograph, etching, drawing). The artist of the Leningrad school of landscape painting, he has also created landscape and genre paintings.
Soviet artist Georgy Vereisky has not received a formal artistic education. He studied at the Faculty of Kharkov and St. Petersburg State Universities. Participating in the first Russian revolution (1905), the events of the year, was even some time in detention and was forced into exile (1905-1907). He got original art education in a private school of Schrader in Kharkov. After moving to St. Petersburg (1911), he studied at the New Art Studio, where there was a high level of teaching. In 1913-1916 he studied in St. Petersburg at workshops of Mikhail Dobuzhinsky, Boris Kustodiev, A.P. Ostroumova-Lebedeva, E.E. Lansere.
With his high professional and general culture (for twelve years he has been a curator of prints at the Hermitage, and has written a number of scientific articles), Vereisky was able to naturally and effectively continue the classical tradition in the domestic art of XX century. Since 1915 – member of the association “World of Art”.
During WWI in 1916 – 1918, Georgy Vereisky was mobilized and was in military service, where every spare minute used for front-line drawings. “Fighting Pencil” He participated in the work of the association. In 1920 he made a series of portrait sketches of Lenin at the III Congress of International. In 1918 – 1930 he worked in the department of prints in Hermitage, taught at the Higher Institute of photography and photographic equipment, and at the Central School of Technical Drawing (TSUTR); and in 1921-1923 in VHUTEMAS. From 1933 he worked in the experimental lithographic workshop LOSH.
Soviet artist Georgy Vereisky died December 18, 1962. He was buried in St. Petersburg at the Theological cemetery. His son – Soviet graphic Orest Vereisky.