Soviet painter Geliy Korzhev-Chuvelev 1925-2012
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 cliché, 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.
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).