Soviet painter Andrey Sergeyevich Bantikov
Soviet painter Andrey Sergeyevich Bantikov (23 October 1914 – 11 December 2001) – Member of the Leningrad branch of the Union of Artists of the RSFSR, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1997), participant of the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945), member of the Military Artists Studio of Mitrofan Grekov (1952-1963). Andrey Bantikov worked in the genre of historical and battle paintings, portraits and landscapes. He participated in exhibitions of Soviet Art since 1939. Member of the Great Patriotic War, Bantikov after demobilization taught at the Leningrad Higher School of Industrial Art named after Vera Mukhina (1948-1951).
Andrey Bantikov was born in the village of Kovrigino of Moscow Province. Since 1926, he attended the art studio of V. Rachinsky in Pavlovsky Posad. In 1932 he entered the workers’ school at the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Afterwards, he studied in the workshop of B. Ioganson at the Faculty of Painting of the same Institute, from which he graduated in 1940 (thesis work – “Storming the Winter Palace”).
In 1952-1963 was a member of the studio of military artists of MB Grekov. He participated in the creation of panoramas “The defeat of Nazi troops on the Volga.” The solo exhibition of the artist took place in 1959 in Leningrad. Andrey Bantikov is the author of the paintings “In the dugout” (1945), “Mikhail Kalinin at the barricades in 1914 on the Vyborg Side” (1949), “The Kronstadt raid” (1955), “Night on the Neva” (1957), “Soviet sailors in India “(1964), “Portrait of Anastasia Vinokurova” (1969), “Old beekeeper PI Tyulina” (1979), “Natasha” (1980), and others.
Soviet painter Andrey Sergeyevich Bantikov died December 11, 2001 in St. Petersburg. His works are in the State Russian Museum, the Scientific Research Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts, the Central Naval Museum, in museums and private collections in Russia, Britain, France, Japan and other countries.