Nikolayevich Drobitsky

Russia • born in 1941

Born in the city of Kropotkin of Krasnodar territory. In 1963-1969 he studied at the Moscow architectural Institute in S. H. Stunza. This artist versatile creative talents set design, film, advertising graphics, illustration, mural painting, designing patterns costumes (theatre and variety), postage stamps, badges. Drobitsky laureate of all — Union and International competitions in Prague (1968), Italy (1969), Warsaw (1974). His first gold medal (Grand Prix), he received in Brussels (1965) design of machine 1K-62 of the plant "Red proletarian". Work in different types of art allowed the Drobitsky free to implement their creative ideas, to be ideologically independent. In the theater, that was censured party criticism in art, to realize in the printed schedule of the restricted for other kinds of art ideas and images, that is, to implement a freedom of choice. The international recognition of the achievements of the artist in the field of easel painting came much later, in 1990 and 1991, in Italy, Spain and Switzerland, although his first paintings date from the 1960s. the Representative of "unofficial art", Drobitsky however, does not belong to any of his directions. An important common starting point, the artist considers the exhibition organized in the framework of the world festival of youth and students in Moscow in 1957, which demonstrated the works of contemporary artists from different countries.

Born March 24, 1941 in the town of Kropotkin in Krasnodar Krai in the Kuban region in the family servants. Father Drobitsky Nikolai Ivanovich (1918-1941) — from family of hereditary don Cossack. His grandfather and father were artists. Nikolay Ivanovich worked as a teacher of drawing and painting. In August 1941, was killed near Lviv in the Great Patriotic war.

Mother Grobicka Maria (1920.born.) — from family of hereditary Kuban Cossacks, her grandfather, A. S. Batagov until 1917 he was the ataman of the Kuban Cossack army. M. A. Trebicka worked as a teacher in primary school.

In 1958, Eduard Drobitsky graduated from secondary school № 44 in Kropotkin and in 1959 he was drafted into the Soviet Army. After demobilization he entered the Moscow architectural Institute, graduating in 1969.

Since 1963, currently works in the publishing houses of Moscow on contracts as a freelance artist. Illustrated books, designed postage stamps, circus, theatrical and stage costumes and posters. Engaged in painting, sculpture, design, architectural design, monumental painting and scenography. Is the artistic Director of the highest category of theatre and cinema.

E. N. Drobitsky is the most awarded artist in Russia and possibly abroad. In the period from 1965 to 1995, he was awarded numerous awards and prizes at all-Union, all-Russian and International biennials, competitions, exhibitions. Among them the Grand Prix (gold medal) International industrial exhibition (Belgium, Brussels, 1965) for the design of the machine 1K-62 of the plant "Red proletarian", the first prize (gold medal) at the competition of postage stamps "International sports competitions" (Czechoslovakia, 1968), first prize (gold medal) in the competition of theatrical posters "Kiss me, Kate!" (Italy, Rome, 1969), Prize of the Union of journalists of the USSR for the illustrations to the book "Finnish folk tales" (1969), first prize at the poster competition of the "Mosconcert" for the poster "Sings Lyudmila Zykina" (Russia, Moscow, 1970), first prize at the poster contest for the magazine "Problems of peace and socialism" (Russia, Moscow, 1970), second prize at the national poster competition of the Society of the red cross (Russia, Moscow, 1971), the title of Laureate of the USSR Union of artists at the annual contest "Best poster of the year" (Moscow, Russia) for the poster "the Seven wives of Bluebeard" (1970), "wolf messing" (1971), "Verdi" (1972), "Edvard Grieg" and "tightrope walkers Vodopyanov and Zakharov" (1973), Grand Prix (gold medal) V International poster Biennale (Poland, Warsaw, 1974) for the poster "Made in Chile", the diploma of I degree for the poster for the play by M. Shatrov, "the End" (Russia, Moscow, 1975), diploma of I degree for the poster "international exhibition of the book" (Russia, Moscow, 1976), the second prize and the title of Laureate of the competition "Exhibition of painting" (Russia, Moscow, 1977), devoted to the 60 anniversary of October, for the painting "in memory of Victor Jara" (100×80, oil on canvas, acrylic.), first prize for the 2nd art exhibition "Malaya Gruzinskaya, 28" for the painting "Unidentified flying object (UFO)" (1978), first prize in the exhibition "Modern graphics" (Moscow, Malaya Gruzinskaya, 28; 1981), for the painting "Genes?" (45×65, see technique), the first prize of Goskomizdat the Soviet Union at the annual competition "Best book of the year" (Russia, Moscow) for the illustrations to A. Sheyanov "you don't destroy the snow women" (1983) and illustrations for the book "Andrey Platonov (favorites)" (1988), silver medal at the International exhibition poster (Japan, Tokyo, 1985), the first prize of the Union of artists of the USSR for the architectural design of the "Palace of culture and technology "Geologist" (Tyumen, 1986), The Grand Prix at the International exhibition of painting (IEP) (Italy, Turin, 1990.) for the painting "Woman with Apple" (100×80, x. oil.acrylic), the Grand Prix at the Biennale of painting (Spain, Madrid, 1991), The Grand Prix at the exhibition", Lugano-91" at the world Championships in BOCCIA (Switzerland, 1991.) for the painting "the Botch. Lugano" (80×100, h oil, acrylic), first prize at the International exhibition "ART-92" (Poland, 1992). for the triptych "Pear. Inversion" (100×80, 100×80, 100×80, H. oil, acrylic), the diploma and jury prize of the V International exhibition poster (USA, Colorado, 1994). for the poster "Circus. Acrobats on camels", the Grand Prix at the International exhibition "Graphics-95" (Germany, Berlin, 1995). for the triptych "Who killed my father?" (45×60, 45×60, 45×60,, oil).

Their aesthetic credo of Economics. Drobitsky found what are looking for many artists of the twentieth century — eclecticism, the combination of diverse stylistic elements or arbitrary selection of stylistic design. What used to be considered eclectic, he brought to a state of perfect harmony. Eclectic performance artist — contrast, special way of thinking, the combination of the graphic language in the same plane of the picture volume, probjem and lines. And all this is contained in picturesque system of the plane, all that is connected with imagination and expression in all his works.

The artist's works are in museums, galleries and private collections in Russia, USA, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Central Asia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, South Korea, and Japan.

In 1966, E. N. Drobitsky became a member of the Moscow United Committee of the Union of graphic artists, in 1970, was elected a member of its Presidium, and in 1976 — Chairman. He was also a member of the Union of journalists of the USSR (1968), member of the Presidium of the Moscow city Committee of trade Union of cultural workers (1975), a member of the Union of artists of the USSR (1976), member of the Central Committee of trade Union of cultural workers (1982).

Currently, E. N. Drobitsky member-correspondent of the Russian Academy of arts (1997), President of the professional-creative Union of artists of Russia (1990), President of the International Federation of artists UNESCO (1991), full member of the Academy of national culture (1991), member of the Academy of management in education and culture (1997), full member of the American Pushkin Academy of art (2000). In 1999 he became a laureate of the competition "Restoration-99" (diploma of the Moscow government for the reconstruction of the temple of Christ the Savior). He was awarded medals "Veteran of labour" (1987) and "In memory of the 850 anniversary of Moscow" (1997).

E. N. Drobitsky loves flowers and animals. In his Moscow Studio live two cats, and in the country — thirty-six. There is also a horse, cow, bull, five goats, seven kids and three dogs.

Lives and works in Moscow.

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