Soviet painter-portraitist Elena Shegal 1924-1979
Soviet painter-portraitist Elena Shegal (1924-1979) – Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR (1949).
Born June 23, 1924, Elena Grigorievna Shegal was the daughter of the prominent Soviet artist Grigory Mikhailovich Shegal (1889-1956). In the period of 1939-1941 she studied at the Moscow Secondary Art School, in the workshop of V.V. Pochitalov and her father Grigory Shegal. During the Great Patriotic War, 1941-1943 she lived in Bashkortostan. And after the war she graduated from the Moscow State Art Institute of Surikov (1949), where she studied in the workshops of I.I. Chekmazov and V.V. Favorsky, and raduated from the workshop of S.V. Gerasimov. Noteworthy, her diploma painting – “Congratulation with a gold medal!” (1959) – was exhibited at the art festival in Budapest, Hungary.
Shegal took part in all-Union, republican and Moscow exhibitions (1949-1978).
Elena Grigorievna died in 1979. Her works are in the collections of the Museum of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater, the Bakhrushin Theater Museum, art museums in Bryansk, Kamyshin, Cheboksary and Vladimir, as well as in private collections in Russia and abroad.