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Soviet artist Rudolf Nikolaevich Baranov

Soviet artist Rudolf Nikolaevich Baranov

From the height of the port crane. 1974. Soviet artist Rudolf Nikolaevich Baranov

Soviet artist Rudolf Nikolaevich Baranov
Born January 1, 1942 in the village of Khvostsovo, Vladimir region, Rudolf Nikolaevich Baranov is a Soviet Russian monumental artist, painter and teacher. Member of the Union of Artists of the RSFSR (1976).
First he received art education at the Palekh Art College of the lacquer miniature of Maxim Gorky (1959-1964). Here, his teachers were such Soviet artists as N. Zinoviev, B. Nemtinov, V. Astakhov and P. Korin. Next, studying at the Surikov Art Institute, he turned into a great master of painting with an individual creative handwriting. Merchant Samara, where he still works, Volga, family, people of intelligent work – this is the soil that feeds the creativity of Rudolph Nikolaevich.
In 1971 he graduated from the Faculty of Monumental Painting of the Moscow State Art Institute of Surikov (teacher KA Tutevol). Noteworthy, his first diploma he received from the hands of prominent Soviet artist Nikolai Tomsky for the painting “From the height of the port crane” (1974), which became a classic of Soviet art.
While still a student, he worked as an artist decorator in the theater of Vakhtangov.
Meanwhile, in 1971 he came to Samara. Repeatedly, he was a Chairman of the Board of the Samara Regional Organization of the USSR and Union of Artists of Russia (1981-1985, 1998-2010). In addition, he taught at the Kuibyshev Art School and the Art College of KS Petrov-Vodkin (Samara). Since 2006 – Professor of Samara State Architectural and Construction University.

Soviet artist Rudolf Nikolaevich Baranov

The artist at the port. 1974, oil on canvas. Soviet artist Rudolf Nikolaevich Baranov (b. 1942)

Work on the objects of Moscow, Italy, Samara gave Rudolph a wealth of experience and broadened his horizons. In his paintings – the literary plot and narrative prevails.

Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Rudolf Nikolaevich Baranov has received many awards and titles. In particular, Laureate of the Silver Medal of the Russian Academy of Arts for his services in the field of fine arts (2003, 2005, 2011). Besides, Corresponding member of the International Academy of Culture and Arts, and Honored Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts (2013, 2017).

The artist works mostly in the genres of a thematic painting, portrait and landscape. He is a participant of regional, regional, republican, all-Union and foreign exhibitions. Personal exhibitions took place in Samara, Moscow, Petersburg, Ukraine, Italy, Germany, Bulgaria and other countries. His works are in galleries and in many private collections of admirers of the artist’s talent in our country and abroad.
Noteworthy, his sons Andrew (1965), Maxim (1972) and Pavel (1978) are also artists.

Soviet artist Rudolf Nikolaevich Baranov