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Soviet artist restorer Mikhail Devyatov

Sport girls. 1953. Oil on canvas. Soviet artist restorer Mikhail Devyatov (born 1928)

Sport girls. 1953. Oil on canvas. Soviet artist restorer Mikhail Devyatov (born 1928)

Soviet artist restorer Mikhail Devyatov – painter, graphic artist, and teacher. A member of the USSR Union of Artists, an Honored Artist of the RSFSR. He is one of the initiators of the establishment within the Union of artists the independent section of restoration, and in 1992-2006 was its permanent chairman.
Michael Devyatov was born November 15, 1928 in Leningrad. In 1949, he graduated from the Sverdlovsk Art College. In 1949-1955 he studied at the Faculty of Painting of the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after IE Repin of the USSR Academy of Arts. Workshops of AA Mylnikov and VM Oreshnikov (graduate paintings – “Mother of the artist” and “Woman in White”). In 1958-1959 he engaged in post-graduate Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.

October wind. 1957. Soviet artist restorer Mikhail Devyatov

October wind. 1957. Soviet artist restorer Mikhail Devyatov

Since 1949 Devyatov participated in exhibitions of Soviet Art, beginning from Sverdlovsk art exhibition. Then followed All-Union Art Exhibition in Moscow (1957); exhibition of Leningrad artists (1956, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1970), “Portrait Exhibition” (1959) in Leningrad, and others. Besides, he participated in several international exhibitions, for instance, World exhibition in Brussels (1958) and Montreal (1967). In addition, in London (1959) and Cairo (1959). He held a solo exhibition in Leningrad (1959).

Portrait of M.I. Budyko. 1975

Portrait of M.I. Budyko. 1975

Mikhail Devyatov – author of thematic paintings and portraits, such as “Graduate” (1949), “Sport girls” (1953), “Portrait of K. Skorobogatov “(1956), “October Wind” (1957, silver medal at the World Exhibition in Brussels, 1958), “The Girl in Blue” (1959), “The Girl in Black” (1961), “Portrait of MA Rykachev” (1965), “Portrait of GA Wild” (1966), “Portrait of AA Friedman” (1967), “Portrait of AD Zaitsev” (1969).

Portrait of AD Zaitsev. 1969

Portrait of AD Zaitsev. 1969

In 1973-1977, he was the editor in chief of the publishing house “Artist of the RSFSR.” He taught at the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (since 1959). Besides, was the head of the Laboratory of painting techniques and painting materials technology (1959-77), head of personal workshop (1976), and head of the restoration workshop of painting (1977-09). Candidate of Arts (1968), Professor (Department of Painting, 1984); thesis work “Preservation of works of oil painting on canvas and composition of the soils.”

A copy of a painting by Van Dyck 'family portrait'

A copy of a painting by Van Dyck ‘family portrait’

Mikhail Devyatov lives in St. Petersburg. His work is represented in the Museum of the Moscow Art Theater of AP Chekhov in Moscow, Ulyanovsk Regional Art Museum, and others, as well as in private collections in Russia and abroad.

Soviet artist restorer Mikhail Devyatov

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