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Nestorovich Zelenin


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(31.05.1870, Okhansk Perm. lips. - 24.03.1944, Perm), artist, teacher. Initial art education has received the teacher of Perm. gymnasium A. I. Shanina. In 1886-1895 he studied at the Acad. of arts in St. Petersburg, first as a volunteer, then full-fledged student (1893). Worked in Paris in Acad. Julian under the direction of V. A. Bugera (1895-1897), visited Akad. Colarossi. In 1897-1941 he taught drawing in secondary schools of Perm and Kungur. Member Of Perm. of the society of Amateurs of painting, sculpture and architecture. A member of the Union of artists of the USSR (1942). Participated in the design of the Sib. "Art and life", "the Perm Church and archaeological society". Participated in exhibitions "Moscow - Petersburg" (1897), in exhibitions in Perm and Sverdlovsk. Performed painting churches: at the orphan's home in the town of Kungur, Holy Trinity (Sludskii) and all saints in the city of Perm. His project in 1913-1915 in the village of Nyrob, Cherdyn district around the chapel over the place of imprisonment of boyar Mikhail Nikitich Romanov (1601) built square with the artistic fence.

The picture is stored in Perm. state art gallery.

Ist.: GAPO. F. p-1327.

Lit.: Egorova, E. I. Zelenin Alexei Nestorovich // the Ural historical encyclopedia. Ekaterinburg, 1998. P. 209;

Kazarinova, N. V. Artists Perm. Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1987. 192 p.;

Semyannikov, V. A. N. Artist. Zelenin V. V., Semyannikov, V. A. Speshilova // Perm Krai. Perm, 1992. P. 177-187;

Kharitonova, E. D. Artist-teacher: To the 100 anniversary since the birth of Zelenin // Calendar-directory of Perm region in 1970. Perm, 1970.

(Source: encyclopedia of "Perm Krai", A. B. Kiselev)

31 may (new style), 1870 in the town of Okhansk, Perm province was born Alexei Nestorovich Zelenin, artist-teacher, whose life and work are closely linked with Kama.

In his early childhood, having lost their parents, he, as an orphan, was placed in Perm orphanage for children of the poor. At the shelter he stayed up to 15 years. The boss of the shelter, noticing a tendency to draw Zelenin, supported it and asked local artist A. S. Shanin and work with a talented child. Zelenin was an able student and prepared so that I could enter St. Petersburg Academy of arts. In this he was helped by the famous marine painter I. K. Aivazovsky and Perm Professor V. P. Vereshchagin, who liked the work of the boy. Paramodulation A. G. Kamensky took A. N. Zelenin on their material care and sent him to St. Petersburg to his brother, whose family Alexei Nestorovich lived for almost 10 years. At the time of admission to the Academy he did not have certificate of completion of secondary school, so was accepted as a volunteer with the obligation to submit the certificate. Kamenskiy invited a good teacher and a year Zelenin has passed the test for five classes and enrolled in private Gurevich. Three years later, received a certificate of completion of secondary school, Alexei Nestorovich was enrolled in a valid students of the Academy. Upon graduation in 1895, Zelenin spent two years in Paris, worked at the Louvre and Luxembourg museums and wrote a lot of the Paris sketches. Returning from Paris in 1897, Zelenin V participates in the traveling exhibition of St. Petersburg artists. His work has been seen in Russia, and the film "under the sea" was purchased for the gallery of the Moscow Governor-General Grand Duke Sergey Alexandrovich. However, you can afford to deal exclusively with creativity, without having their own funds, A. N. Zelenin could not, so he decided to engage in teaching.

1 June 1897-1 September 1941, ie is 44 years, A. N. Zelenin continuously engaged in artistic and pedagogical work in the city of Perm Molotov. Until 1917 he worked in secondary women's schools and then in universities, including the University and the pedagogical Institute. He lectures on all school and pre-school courses in Perm, Cherdyn', Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk. Alexei Nestorovich produced art layouts: new buildings in the city of Krasnokamsk Kama pulp and paper mill, paper mill of Goznak and heating plants – operation, which took a year and a half; and also made a lot of benefits for students. For the international Congress of geologists, held in 1937 in Sverdlovsk, he made a relief map of the Urals with specify minerals.

A. N. Zelenin died March 24, 1944. After his death there are about 300 paintings of sketches, some of them are kept in the collection of the Perm art gallery.

In the State archive of Perm region is stored of business writing by A. N. Zelenin, his notebook notebook, drawings, sketches made by the artist, albums of sketches St. on Russian and Western architecture, photography layouts of residential and public buildings, made Zelenin, as well as photographs of the artist and his relatives. Documents of the personal archive Zelenin passed to the archive of the artist's wife, Olga Mikhailovna of Zelenina.

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