Soviet graphic artist Viktor Bibikov 1903-1973
Soviet graphic artist Viktor Bibikov (31 October 1903 – 1973) – Member of the USSR Union of Artists (1932), participant of the Great Patriotic War, Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1955).
Viktor Sergeyevich Bibikov was born October 31, 1903 in the village of Dushenovo, Moscow Province. He studied at the Art School at Sytinskaya printing, which led IN Pavlov and S. Gerasimov. Great influence on the creative development of the artist had NA Sheverdyaev.
In 1920-1925 Viktor Bibikov served in the Red Army. In 1930 he graduated from the art courses of Central Association of Revolutionary artists (teachers Mashkov and Karpov).
Since 1929 a participant of Soviet Art exhibitions. In 1930, on the recommendation of the Board of Revolutionary Artists Association begins to take lessons from IN Pavlov. Participated in art associations – Youth Association of Revolutionary Artists and the Association of Artists of the revolution, and became a member of the USSR Union of Artists (1932).
As a member of the Great Patriotic War, he was awarded the medal “For the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945” and other medals.
In 1949-1963 he worked in the studio of military artists of MB Grekov.
Viktor Bibikov is the author of easel graphic series “Solikamsk potash mines” (1930), “Oil floats” (1934-1937), “Arctic” (1939, with A. Merkulov), “Moscow’s military” (1943), “Pacific Fleet” (1949-1954), “Cities-heroes” (1957-1959) and other works.
Soviet graphic artist Viktor Bibikov died in 1973. His works are in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum in Leningrad, Gorky Art Museum and private collections in Russia and abroad.