Soviet Tatar still life painter Rushan Yakupova
Soviet Tatar still life painter Rushan Yakupova (born 1928) – Member of the Artists’ Union of Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, Honored Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Colorful still life paintings created by Rushan Yakupova as if filled with the aroma of ripe melons, peaches and grapes. Apples, as if plucked from a branch and carefully laid out on the table next to the colorful bouquets of her favorite lilacs and peonies.
Rushan Yakupova was born in 1928 in the village of Kyzyl Mosque of Orenburg region, the USSR. She graduated from the department of painting on porcelain of Dulevo artistic and vocational school, and in 1953 the Kazan Art School.
As a student of the Kazan Art School, Rushan became the wife of Haris Yakupov, the future Academician, People’s Artist of the USSR, and member of the USSR Union of artists. At first, Rushan had to take care of the family, and couldn’t devote herself completely to art. Later, she went to work in the Art Fund of the Republic of Tatarstan. As a designer, she painted the kindergartens, nurseries, hospitals, and cultural centers. Besides, she created the illustrations for the Tatar and Russian folk tales.
And only after retirement, she has closely devoted herself to creativity. Her favorite genres – still life and landscape. The artist found her own style, a range of subjects and picturesque predilections. In her art gallery – bouquets of flowers, still life with towels and samovar, where with an infinite admiration is painted out every detail. She recreates the objects that surround us every day. Sparkling colors, wonderful flavor, touching things that penetrate the heart and cause a desire to love and share love.
Rushan Mustafovna has been a permanent participant of regional, national and zonal Art exhibitions. Some of the best works of the author is in the State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan, in private collections in the USA, France, Turkey, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, etc.