Soviet artist Gennady Sidorovich Mosin 1930-1982
Soviet artist Gennady Sidorovich Mosin
In the painting “Nineteen eighteenth” (1963-1965), the artist managed to create a vivid and effective image of a revolutionary impulse and an entourage. Here everything is filled with high pathetic: the severity and passion of people, piercing contrast of colors, hard, steel rhythm of lines. The concentrated minds generalize the thoughts and feelings of the revolutionary masses. The whole energy of the picture concentrated in the figure of Lenin, the orator, who addresses the crowd with an ardent appeal.
Born January 26, 1930, in the village of Kvmenno-Oesrsky of Sverdlovsk region, Mosin always felt himself cultivated by the Urals, its nature and its cultural and historical environment. He inherited from his ancestors, indigenous Uralians, a sense of devotion and love for everything that gave him life and talent.
First, Gennady Mosin graduated from the Sverdlovsk Art School. And later, in 1957 he graduated from the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of I.E. Repin.
Master of historical and genre painting, portrait, and book illustration, in his last years, Mosin was engaged in sculpture. He is an artist of pronounced civil temperament and Uralic theme, who managed to convey the unique color of his land.
Meanwhile two factors determined the artist’s talent. The first is the blood connection with the native land; the second – time: the rise of the 50-60’s, and the romantic aspirations of the sixties.
Among the artist’s best works: “Seeing the Victims of the Revolution”, “Red Commanders of the Civil War in the Urals”; “Tale of the Urals”, “Casting of steel at Uralmash”, “Spring”, and more. Besides, he is the author of many portraits, including portraits of writer V. Volovich, painter A. Panteleyev. Also, for his Illustrations to Bazhov’s book “The Malachite Box”, Landscapes “At Chusovaya”, and many others. G.S. Mosin received diplomas at the All-Russian Book Art Competition in 1983 and 1984.