Taras Guryevich Gaponenko was born on March 5, 1906 in the village of Staraya Zavoron (Smolensk region) into a poor peasant family. Lost his parents early. His mother died when he was 5 years old, his father – when he was 8 years old. They stayed alone with their sister, who was 6 years older than Taras, and they went to the people. In the summer, my sister, a thin girl, labored in the surrounding villages, and Taras grazed pigs, receiving one measure of rye and 5-6 measures of potatoes per season. In winter, interrupted than necessary. One winter Taras had to drive two blind beggars, trampling down half of the country roads of the Elninsky district of the Smolensk province with his little sandals. Lapti Taras wove himself.
Category Archive: Soviet People
People’s Artist of the USSR Nikolai Petrovich Glushchenko is a legendary person. He spent most of his life in Berlin and Paris, was friends with famous artists Fernand Leger, Andre Matisse, Pablo Picasso And no one even knew that he, a post-impressionist artist, was also a counterintelligence agent.
Today, Nikolai Petrovich Glushchenko ‘s paintings adorn more than 8 world-famous museums, it is fashionable to collect his works among the Ukrainian establishment, and an active struggle is going on for his legacy.
Mylnikov Andrei Andreevich (1919-2012) the largest Soviet painter, People’s Artist of the USSR, professor, vice-president of the Russian Academy of Arts.
A. A. Mylnikov was born in Pokrovsk in 1919. In 1946 he graduated from the Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. He was a student of I. Grabar and inherited the best traditions of Russian art in all the variety of images and pictorial techniques. In 1948, here he entered the graduate school of the Academy of Arts and continued his studies in a creative workshop.
Biographical data on the life of Simon Virsaladze
Simon Virsaladze the artist who dresses the dance Simon Bagratovich Virsaladze was born in Tiflis on December 31, 1908. Already in childhood, he combined choreography lessons and drawing. Determining his future path in life, Virsaladze gave preference to painting.
Ervand Semyonovich Kochar is a great Armenian experimenter. He was a student of Yeghishe Tadevosyan and Pyotr Konchalovsky. And then he left for Paris to join the circle of those who, at the beginning of the 20th century, formed a new language of art. Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Leger and Chirico – with these renowned masters, Kochar regularly exhibited in Parisian salons and even became one of the ideologues of the “Manifesto of Dimansionism” – a kind of artistic program of the European avant-garde.
Biography of Kalnyn Eduard Fridrikhovich
The future master studied at the V. Olavs commercial school (1912-1917), during the First World War in Tomsk, at the same time attended an art studio, where he mastered the basics of painting (1914-1918). He continued his studies at the Latvian Academy of Arts in Riga with the outstanding landscape painter (student of A. Kuindzhi), who had a high professional culture V. Purvita (1922-1932). The young artist, together with the fishermen, went to sea, set nets and raised sails, trying to capture in his memory everything connected with the sea element.
Zinoviev Nikolai Mikhailovich – one of the founders of Soviet Palekh art, teacher of the Palekh Art School, People’s Artist of the USSR.
At the time of submission to the title of Hero of Socialist Labor. Lecturer at the Palekh Art School, People’s Artist of the USSR.