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Victor
Dmitrievich Zamirailo

Russia 
1868−1939
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V. D., A. zamirailo, early discovered a propensity for drawing, he studied at the Kyiv drawing school N. I. Murashko (1881-86). In Kiev he met and became friends with M. A. Vrubel, helping Tom in the restoration of frescoes of St. Cyril's Church, with V. M. Vasnetsov, doing lettering and ornaments for his murals in the Vladimir Cathedral. This meeting prompted him to move to Moscow, where for some time he continued to work with Vasnetsov. In 1904-07, A. zamirailo lived in St. Petersburg, where close friends with kindred spirits to the artists circle "World of art", then returned to Moscow. The art of A. zamirailo from the beginning has evolved under the strong influence of his two idols - M. A. Vrubel and G. Dore, and traces of this influence is noticeable in his Mature style. He was engaged in monumental and decorative painting and designed productions; from the late 1900s worked on a large series of drawings "Capricci", embodying the enthusiasm created by his fairy-tale world in which a kind of unbridled imagination combined with life's concreteness and was set off by a touch of irony. More likely, A. zamirailo known as a book designer. In this capacity, he debuted in 1900, successfully adding illustrations to Vasnetsov to "the Song of wise Oleg" by Alexander Pushkin a stylized handwriting. Over time he began to work in book graphics more and more often, and finally moved to St. Petersburg (1914), made it his main occupation. He did many drawings for magazines and books, was a recognized master of book cover, mostly decorative, in which the creative and highly individual combined the font with ornaments. In addition, he was a great Illustrator who knew how simple and entertaining to interpret the meaning and convey the plot of a literary work. This helped the artist to work successfully, especially in a children's book, which deserved he is known for his lovely drawings to the Welsh folk tale "Jack the giant Slayer", and talented retelling of K. I. Chukovsky (1917, ed. 1921), "As if nothing had happened" A. N. Tolstoy (1924), "Gulliver's Travels" Of John. Swift (sulphur Dean 1920), "Little rags" of John. Greenwood(1929). In the last years of his life, A. zamirailo engaged in teaching activities, but developed a serious illness tore him from teaching, and from creativity, and from the people. Blinded and helpless, forgotten by all, he ended his life in a country house for the elderly.

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