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Ivan
Petrovich Vakurov

Russia 
1885−1968
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Born January 21 (February 2) 1885 in Palekh. Honored art worker of the RSFSR (1935), people's artist of the RSFSR (1956). Member of the Union of artists of the RSFSR in 1934. Hereditary icon painter. In the years 1893-1899 he studied in the Studio of N. M.Safonova, where his father, P. V. Vakurov, was a master starinskim. Their uchiteljami believed I. M. and A. A. Bakanova Dadykina (although they have not directly studied). In 1899-1915, he worked in the workshop of N. M.Safonova. Restored icons in St. Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod and the frescoes in the monastery Casamerica. In 1915, from the workshop of M. P. Parilov painted Church Svyatoozerskaya monastery. After work went to the workshop A. D. Slautina, where he painted large icons for the iconostasis of the Cathedral of Tsaritsinsky. In the years 1919-1922 he worked in icon painting workshop Mashurova in Moscow. Tried to paint wooden utensils. Then served as a copier in the construction of Railways in the Perm province, and in his spare time makeup artists at a local club. In 1923 he arrived in Moscow and entered the Studio Mashurova. Then moved to the Studio of A. A. Glazunov, where he began to paint items of papier-mache. In 1924 he returned to Palekh, where he continued to work alone. At the Paris exhibition in 1925, his work has received gold and bronze medals and an honorary diploma. In December 1925 he joined the Artel of ancient painting. In 1934 he was one of the initiators of the reorganization of vocational schools in Palekh art school, where he taught since 1955. Died 20 APR 1968, buried in Palekh.

One of the founders of art Palekh lacquer miniature. The artistic manner of I. P. Vakurova has pronounced individual features. Developing the tradition of icon painting, he introduced many fundamentally new in thumbnail. In General, his work highlights the high craftsmanship. Constantly worked on. He opened the paint and finished the letter a thin flux. Worked in monumental painting (chess room of the Palace of pioneers in Ivanovo (1938), hall of Central regions VSHV (1939)), painted porcelain, was engaged in theatrical-decorative art (the design for the Opera "the snow maiden" of the Moscow art Theater (1936)), registration of books ("the Song of Burevestnike" A. M. Gorky (1936), "the Tale of the Golden Cockerel" A. S. Pushkin (1937)), painted porcelain, creating fabric patterns (1920s-1930s). Themes of works: folklore, literature, history, battle, three, genre scenes, hunting, Soviet. Participated in exhibitions since 1923.

I. P. Vakurova are stored in museums: gmpi, the state Russian Museum, state Tretyakov gallery, Umgeni, PIM, SHAMS, Ivanovo OC, GMAN, Vserossiyskom Museum of A. S. Pushkin "Moika 12", Pushkin House Museum, the DEM, the M. I. Kalinin Museum, CMS, CMI, HF Russia.

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