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Soviet artist Viktor Kiselev 1907-1985

Before holiday. In the village shop. 1957. Soviet artist Viktor Kiselev (12 July 1907 - 14 June 1985)

Before holiday. In the village shop. 1957. Oil on canvas, painting by Soviet artist Viktor Kiselev (12 July 1907 – 14 June 1985)

Soviet artist Viktor Kiselev (12 July 1907 – 14 June 1985) – painter, member of the USSR Union of Artists (1945), Honored Artist of the RSFSR, laureate of the State Prize of Ilya Repin. Born in the village of Komarovka of Simbirsk, now Mainsky district of the Ulyanovsk region. He studied painting in the workshop of the famous representative of Soviet art Arkady Plastov. In addition, he studied at the art courses in Moscow (1929-1930), and in the Moscow art Institute of Surikov (1936-1941), workshop of S. Gerasimov. The main theme of his creativity – work and life of the Soviet peasantry. And the main characters of his paintings are his countrymen and villagers. The artist often painted his father, Vasily Osipovich (“The Return”, “Harvest”, “On leave.” The works of Soviet artist Viktor Kiselev are kept in the Ulyanovsk Regional Art Museum. And among them are such paintings, as “At the apiary”, “Zina”, “Before the feast,” “The sultry noon,” “Rye in the wind”, “On leave”, and more. Viktor Kiselev died June 14, 1985 in his native village.

Viktor Kiselev (1907-1985). Radio in the collective farm. 1951

Viktor Kiselev (1907-1985). Radio in the collective farm. 1951

Soviet artist Viktor Kiselev

Source
illustrated album
I.N. Filonovich. Viktor Kiselev. Artists of the RSFSR, Leningrad. 1982. author of the collection