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Soviet painter Geliy Korzhev-Chuvelev 1925-2012

Annunciation. Angel with a flower. 1987. Soviet painter Geliy Korzhev-Chuvelev (July 7, 1925, Moscow - August 27, 2012)

Annunciation. Angel with a flower. 1987. Soviet painter Geliy Korzhev-Chuvelev (July 7, 1925, Moscow – August 27, 2012)

Soviet painter Geliy Korzhev-Chuvelev became recognized immediately – after the appearance of his first paintings at the exhibitions of Soviet Art. In particular, the triptych “Communists” and paintings from the series “Scorched by the fire of war.” The last of the great socialist realists, he followed the tradition as faithfully as he tore with it, allowing in his work the influence of modernist trends, neo-realistic cinematography, and monumental art. Ignoring the clich√©, he never questioned the basis of the method – realism and sociality. And remained faithful to the painting and did not doubt its capabilities to fully present the complexity of the modern world, to testify about time and truth.

Type-writer. 1961

Type-writer. 1961

Born on July 7, 1925 in Moscow, Korzhev studied at the Moscow Surikov Institute, in the workshop of prominent Soviet artist SV Gerasimov. Years later, he taught at the Stroganov Art-Industrial institute. Professor (1966). Chairman of the Board of the USSR Academy of Arts (1968-1975).

Soviet and Russian painter, teacher, and professor, Geliy Korzhev-Chuvelev was a representative of the “severe style”. He was the first Secretary of the Union of Artists of the RSFSR (1968-1975), Academician of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1970, Corresponding Member, 1962). People’s Artist of the USSR (1979), Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR (1987) and the State Prize of the RSFSR Repin (1966).

Soviet painter Geliy Korzhev-Chuvelev

Hammer and sickle. From a series of 'School still lifes' . Oil. 1980. Krasnoyarsk Surikov Art Museum

Hammer and sickle. From a series of ‘School still lifes’ . Oil. 1980. Krasnoyarsk Surikov Art Museum

Barrier (protection). 1964-1967

Barrier (protection). 1964-1967

Bread. Still life

Bread. Still life

Bust

Sculpture

Carrying the Cross

Carrying the Cross

Clown doll

Clown doll

Drinking in three

Drinking in three

Dump

Dump

Working studio. Fragment. Oil. 1959-1975

Working studio. Fragment. Oil. 1959-1975

A soup tureen and pots. Oil. 1985

A soup tureen and pots. Oil. 1985

International. The part of the triptych 'Communists'. Homer. Oil. 1957. The State Russian Museum. Leningrad

International. The part of the triptych ‘Communists’. Homer. Oil. 1957. The State Russian Museum. Leningrad

International. The right part of the triptych 'Communists'. Oil. 1957. The State Russian Museum. Leningrad

International. The right part of the triptych ‘Communists’. Oil. 1957. The State Russian Museum. Leningrad

Study for the painting 'In the days of the war'. Oil. 1954

Study for the painting ‘In the days of the war’. Oil. 1954

My neighbour

My neighbour

Artist. 1961. Oil on canvas. State Tretyakov Gallery

Artist. 1961. Oil on canvas. State Tretyakov Gallery

Icon

Icon

In the days of the war. 1954

In the days of the war. 1954

In the reception. 1957

In the reception. 1957

In the shadow of cross

In the shadow of cross

Lenin

Lenin

Lovers. 1959

Lovers. 1959

Pots. Still life

Pots. Still life

Prodigal son

Prodigal son

Samovar. Still life

Samovar. Still life

Scales. 1983

Scales. 1983

Still life

Still life

Symbols

Symbols

Telephone talk

Telephone talk

Yegorka-flyer. 1976-1980. Oil, canvas. TG

Yegorka-flyer. 1976-1980. Oil, canvas. Tretyakov Gallery

Clouds of 1945

Clouds of 1945

Father and son. 1990

Father and son. 1990

Morning. 1952

Morning. 1952

On the way. 1962

On the way. 1962

School still life. 1991

School still life. 1991

Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Seeing off. From the series Burned by the fire of the war. 1967. Oil on canvas. Russian Museum

Seeing off. From the series Burned by the fire of the war. 1967. Oil on canvas. Russian Museum