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Soviet artist Vasily Akimovich Arlashin 1923-1998

Soviet artist Vasily Akimovich Arlashin 1923-1998

Kirghiz aul yard. 1950s. Painting by Soviet artist Vasily Akimovich Arlashin (6 April, 1923 – 1998)

Soviet artist Vasily Akimovich Arlashin 1923-1998
Born April 6, 1923 in the village of Svinchus of Ryazan region, Vasiliy Akimovich Arlashin grew in a large family of a village buoy. Since 1934 he lived in Frunze, and studied in the art studio. After school, he entered the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1939-1941). Participated in exhibitions since 1939.
Like many of his contemporaries, in the fall of 1942 he went to the front. He fought on the Western Front commander of a platoon of submachine gunners. After the war, in 1944-46 he worked in the Studio of Military Art of M.B.Grekov. Besides, in the period of 1946-1951 he studied at the Moscow State Art Institute of VI Surikov, P.Pokarzhevsky’s workshop.

Portrait of the People's Artist of the Kirghiz SSR B. Kydykeeva

Portrait of the People’s Artist of the Kirghiz SSR B. Kydykeeva. Painting by Soviet artist Vasily Akimovich Arlashin (6 April, 1923 – 1998)

Member of the Moscow branch of the USSR Union of artists (1952), he participated in the design of the pavilion “Kirghiz SSR” at the All-Union agricultural exhibition (1954). Vasily Akimovich Arlashin – the author of thematic paintings and numerous portraits (KE Tsiolkovsky, Ch. Aitmatov, etc.).

Vasily Akimovich died in 1998 (Moscow). His works are in the Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, in the Central Museum of the Armed Forces, in the Museum of the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, and in the art museums of Frunze, Almaty, Ordzhonikidze and other cities.

Soviet artist Vasily Akimovich Arlashin