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Soviet artist Pyotr Aleksandrovich Krivonogov 1910-1967

Soviet artist Pyotr Aleksandrovich Krivonogov 1910-1967

Victory! 1945-1948. For this painting Soviet artist Pyotr Aleksandrovich Krivonogov (1910-1967) received Stalin Award

Soviet artist Pyotr Aleksandrovich Krivonogov

Born September 8, 1910 in a family of peasants, Pyotr Aleksandrovich Krivonogov (1910-1967) grew up in severe revolutionary years and passed through all the horrors of the Great Patriotic War. One of the most brilliant Soviet battlesists, he created stunningly realistic pictures – real scenes of battles forever smashing into the memory of the artist – the chronicle of the war years and the great sacrifice of the Soviet people.
In the years of the Civil War, his father was beaten up to death by the sham poles. Mother had to somehow feed the four children, and because of despair, she decided to send Peter to the Sarapul orphanage. In 1925 he was in the children’s reception of the city of Kineshma, Ivanovo region. After graduating from the seven-year school, in 1930 he began studying in the art school at the Academy of Arts in Leningrad. After finishing school, Pyotr Krivonogov entered the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of the USSR Academy of Arts. His teachers were prominent Soviet painters K.F. Yuon and graphic artist P.A. Shillingovsky. He graduated from the institute in 1939.
In 1940, Peter Krivonogov became part of the art studio named after M. Grekov.

Victory. Detail of painting

Victory. Detail of painting

Being a witness of many small and large battles, awarded the Order of the Red Star and fighting medals, the artist in May 1945 was present in Berlin at the apotheosis of the great fortitude of the Soviet soldier. For the picture “Victory!” P.A. Krivonogov received the State Prize of the USSR. Later, he became the Honored Artist of the RSFSR.

Veteran of The Great Patriotic War, P. Krivonogov passed in active forces from Volokolamsk to Berlin. During the war years, he made more than 300 drawings in pencil, charcoal, sanguine, and watercolor. In them – the chronicle of the war, the very history …

Soviet artist Pyotr Aleksandrovich Krivonogov

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