Soviet artist Fyodor Vasilievich Antonov 1904-1994
Soviet artist Fyodor Vasilievich Antonov (1904 – 1994) – Professor (1957), Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1966), People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1975).
Fyodor Antonov was born in the city of Tambov. After high school, in 1916 – 1921 he studied at the Art College in Tambov. Then he studied at the Higher Art and Technical Studios in Moscow (1922-1929), in the workshops of S.V. Gerasimov, A. Arkhipov and D. Scherbinsky. He was a member of the Society of Easel Artists “OST” (1927-1932), and his friends were prominent Soviet painters Alexander Deineka and Yuri Pimenov. In 1931 he participated in the establishment of a panel “industrial community” (fresco on the design of A. Deineka) for the building of the People’s Commissariat of land in Moscow. Fyodor Antonov – author of genre paintings devoted to the Soviet youth. He taught at the Moscow Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts (MIPIDI) and Moscow State Textile Institute, professor of painting.
Works by Fyodor Antonov exhibited in Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Bulgaria and Germany. Personal exhibition of the artist held in Moscow in 1934, 1954 and 1964 respectively. F.V. Antonov – the author of the article “My first painting” in the book “Soviet painting.” Moscow, 1984.
Works of Antonov are on display at the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, and many provincial museums of the former Soviet Union.