Soviet artist Nikolai Alexandrovich Sysoyev
Soviet artist Nikolai Alexandrovich Sysoyev (1918, Lipetsk region – 2001, Moscow) – Socialist realism painter, member of the USSR Union of Artists (1949), Honored Artist of the RSFSR, People’s Artist of Russia.
Nikolai studied at the Moscow Pedagogical Art School of memory of 1905 (1934 – 1938). His teachers were outstanding representatives of Soviet art – artists PD Pokarzhevsky and V.V. Favorsky. In 1938, without examinations, Nikolai Sysoev entered the Moscow State Art Institute named after VI Surikov. His graduate work was a painting “Traitor” (1948), workshop of Pokarzhevsky. For an excellent study Nikolay Sysoev was awarded a creative trip to the “Academic Dacha” of Ilia Repin and admitted to the Union of Artists of the USSR. But All-Union fame came to the artist after his work “V.I. Lenin and N.K. Krupskaya among the peasants of the village Gorki in 1921”, as well as “VI Lenin at the communist subbotnik in the Kremlin, May 1, 1920”, and “Collectivization”.
In 1987, Nikolai Sysoev, together with his wife, artist N.V. Skorubskaya founded an Art Gallery in the village of Lev Tolstoy of Lipetsk Region, which today bears the name of the artist. The personal exhibitions of the artist took place in Moscow (1979, 1980, 1988, 2002), Leningrad (1981), Tver (1981) and Lipetsk (1990, 2001).
His works are in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Historical Museum, Art Gallery of Tver and Tula Regional Art Museum.
Socialist realism painting by Soviet artist Nikolai Alexandrovich Sysoyev
Illustrated album Soviet Art, 1968