Mikhailovich Kuznetsov

Russia • 1930−2014

Biography and information

1930 г. Born on November 3 in Gorokhovets. Graduated from high school in his native town.

1947 After graduating from high school, went to Vladimir, to study at the Artistic Craft School. At that time, there were wonderful teachers of painting. Professors of the old school, such as NP Sychev, F. Zakharov, S. Preobrazhensky and other Moscow artists, who lived and worked at that time in Vladimir. A large amount of time was spent on the sketches.

1950 г. After graduation, worked in the restoration workshop under the guidance of Professor N.P.Sychov. Acquainted with the ancient murals of temples, with the beautiful painting of icons.

1952 - 1954. Served in the Armed Forces.

1955 Hard work in the art workshops in Podolsk. Participation in the Republican, then at all-Union and other exhibitions. In the process of work and studies he travelled with art groups and individually throughout the country and abroad.

1961 Received a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR.

1962 Accepted as a member of the Moscow Union of Artists. Worked in the MOSH. Work at the Art Works. His life is unthinkable without painting, and as a result of his creative work - a large number of exhibitions, personal and group, Moscow, republican, all-Union.

Died on 20 September 2014 in Moscow.


1965 - Personal exhibition in Moscow. The exhibition hall on Trofimov Street.
1967 - Personal exhibition in Podolsk. Exhibition Hall on the street of Kirov.
1978, 1983 - Solo exhibition in Moscow. Exhibition hall on Leningradsky prospect.
1982 - Personal exhibition in Moscow. Exhibition hall on Vavilova street.
1993, 1994, 1996 - Solo exhibitions in the Central House of Artists.
1994 - Solo exhibition in Japan, Otaru, Museum of Russian Art.
1997 - Personal exhibition in Nizhny Novgorod. Exhibition hall on Pokrovka street.
1998 - Solo exhibition in Dzerzhinsk. Exhibition Hall of Local Lore Museum.
2000 - Solo exhibition in Moscow. Exhibition hall of the Combine of painting, 1-ya Tverskaya - Yamskaya str.
2001 - Solo exhibition in Moscow. Exhibition Hall of the International Art Fund.
2005 г. - Participant of the exhibition Art-Salon in the Central House of Artists.
2007 - Solo exhibition in the exhibition hall of Murom.
2008 - Solo exhibition in Moscow, 1-st Tverskaya - Yamskaya street, 20
2011 г. - Personal exhibition in Gorokhovets.

His painting covers a huge thematic range. It appears before us in landscapes, portraits, still lifes, genre and philosophical works. People familiar with rural life and life of provincial cities, visiting the exhibition of Yuri Mikhailovich, understand that happiness and tranquility of the human soul is away from the urban bustle and asphalt.
Kuznetsov's paintings are filled with vitality, joy of being. And no matter what he paints, goodness and beauty triumph everywhere. This goodness and beauty are not eternal, but they must survive our labours and efforts.