Soviet artist Oleg Dmitrievich Korovin 1915-2002
Soviet artist Oleg Dmitrievich Korovin (October 29, 1915 – February 19, 2002) – a member of the USSR Union of Artists (1940), a veteran of the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945), an Honored Artist of the RSFSR. Oleg Korovin was born in a village of Glinskoye, near Yekaterinburg of Perm province. In 1936, he graduated from the Perm Art College. After graduation he returned to Sverdlovsk. After the Great Patriotic War he worked in book publishing – first in Sverdlovsk, and after 1972 in Perm. Back in the late 1940s, he became interested in the work of a story teller Pavel Bazhov, and alongside with other artists, participated in the creation of illustrations for the book “Malachite Box” (1949). He became widely known after the release of the Ural tales of Bazhov “Malachite Box” (1952), and the anniversary edition of Pushkin’s “Poltava”.
Many of his illustrations have the features of artistic expression and organically woven into the text of the work, in spite of the typical examples of easel painting. In the 1940-1950-th and subsequent years, the artist actively worked on illustrations for works by A. Barto (1947), Krylov (1947), Ostrovsky (1950), Voynich (1951) and AS Pushkin (1949, 1954).
Soviet artist Oleg Dmitrievich Korovin was a member of the international, national and other art exhibitions. In addition, he participated in the International book exhibition in Bratislava (1966), and Finland (1969).
The main art form in which he worked – easel watercolor. For his painting is characteristic enchant alive supervision and spirituality of fantasy. He cooperated with such publishers as “Children’s Literature”, “Young Guard”, “Moscow Worker”, and several others. He illustrated books of such authors as A. Moshkovsky, S. Baruzdin, E. Permyak, and Yu Sotnik. But the most beautifully he illustrated “The Lost World” by Arthur Conan Doyle (1957).
Oleg Dmitrievich died February 19, 2002 (the city of Chekhov, Moscow region).