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Alexandrovich Yecheistov

Russia • 1897−1946

(1897, Vyazma – 1946, Moscow)

Russian Soviet graphic artist, watercolorist.

Came from an old Vyazemsky kind Echeistov merchants, whose famous cakes were delivered to the court of the English Queen.

Studied at Stroganov College in the Department of wood carving. In 1918 moved to the First Free art workshops on graphic faculty, where his teachers were V. A. Favorsky.

Illustrated books, including for the publishing house "Academia". Designed the may and November numbers of the "News" in 1934, made a large engraving of "the Meeting Chelyuskinites" on the day of arrival of the heroes-polar explorers in Moscow. Along with Favorsky participated in the design and illustration of publications of the national Kalmyk epic "Jangar" to the 500th anniversary of this monument of folklore (1940).Created publishing signs and bookplates. Only it was executed eighteen of book marks. Painted postage stamps.

In 1941 he was evacuated with his family in Cheboksary, in 1942 participated in the first exhibition "artists of the Chuvash Republic in the days of the great Patriotic war".Personal (posthumous) exhibition Echeistov was held in Moscow in the hall of Goslitizdat in 1947.

The artist's works are stored in the Chuvash UM (in the early eighties, the widow Echeistov – L. A. joltkevich – was donated to this Museum a large collection of woodblock prints and watercolors), at the Art Museum of Solikamsk (40 prints), in Karakalpak GMI them. I. V. Savitsky in other collections.

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