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Soviet artist Pyotr Petrovich Litvinsky 1927-2009

Soviet artist Pyotr Survived (Children of besieged Leningrad, WWII). 1961Petrovich Litvinsky (November 7, 1927 - July 8, 2009)

Soviet artist Pyotr Petrovich Litvinsky (November 7, 1927 – July 8, 2009). Survived (Children of besieged Leningrad, WWII). 1961

Soviet artist Pyotr Petrovich Litvinsky (November 7, 1927 – July 8, 2009) – painter and teacher, member of the Leningrad Union of Artists of the RSFSR (1960), Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1996). He taught painting and drawing at the Higher School of Industrial Art named after Vera Mukhina (1962-79), and at the Leningrad State Pedagogical Institute of Herzen (1979-84), a professor at the Moscow State Academic Art Institute of Surikov (1984-86) of the Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Moscow (1987, 1989 Vice-Rector). Painted battle, genre and historical compositions, landscapes, portraits, and still-lifes. Since 1952, participated in exhibitions.

Going to build a new world. 1960 (co-authors V. I. Reyhet, VT Scriabin)

Going to build a new world. 1960 (co-authors V. I. Reyhet, VT Scriabin)

Pyotr Petrovich Litvinsky was born in Leningrad, 7 November 1927. In 1948 he graduated from the Leningrad art-teacher training college. In 1949-1955 he studied at the painting department of the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of Repin of Academy of Arts of the USSR, workshops of P. Belousov, VI Stepashkin, I. Sorokin, R. Frents (diploma painting – “Yevpaty Kolovrat”).

Kolovrat sketch

Sketch of diploma painting “Yevpaty Kolovrat”

Brushwork of artist in 1950-1960-ies distinguished by energetic brushstroke, saturated color, mastery of the plein air and skillful transfer of tonal relations. And in the future – enhanced decorative painting, local color, and the constructive role of the color spots, generalized pattern.

Kolovrat

Yevpaty Kolovrat, diploma painting

Pyotr Petrovich Litvinsky – the author of such paintings as “Fog” (1958), “Listening to Lenin” (1959), “Mama,” “Nina” (both 1960), “Spring in the City” (1961), “The Gostiny Dvor”, “Rain on Nevsky” (both 1964), “The piano” (1965), “Still Life” (1968), “Break-up” (1969), “Novgorod yard”, “Novgorod. Church of Our Savior on Ilyin” (both 1970),” Russian chronicles” (1971), “Kirov Plant” (1974), “Self Portrait” (1976), “Victory Square” (1977), “Hot Summer” (1979), “Jingle Bells”, “Forest land” (both 1985), “The battle of Kulikovo” (triptych, 1976-1986), “The ballad of Evpati Kolovrat” (1980-1986), “Over the Neva” (triptych, 1986), and others.

Self-portrait

Self-portrait (1976)

Soviet artist Pyotr Petrovich Litvinsky died July 8, 2009 (Moscow). His works are in museums and private collections in Russia, France, Spain (about 400 works in the Museum of Modern Art), Germany, the United States and other countries.

Soviet artist Pyotr Petrovich Litvinsky (November 7, 1927 - July 8, 2009)

Soviet artist Pyotr Petrovich Litvinsky (November 7, 1927 – July 8, 2009)

Soviet artist Pyotr Petrovich Litvinsky