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Vasilyevich Miturich

Russia • 1887−1956

1887, St. Petersburg – 1956, Moscow.

Graphic artist, painter. Member of the Union of artists of the USSR.

1906-1909 he studied at the Kiev art school.

1909-1915 student of the Academy of arts in St. Petersburg (lecturer N. With.Samokish).

1915 part in exhibitions. Began career in St. Petersburg, in the circle of young

artists, to walk in newness of artistic language, however, do not tend

to extremes of avant-garde movements.

From 1922 he worked in Moscow.

1923-1930 he taught at the VKhUTEMAS.

Personal exhibitions:

1923 the Museum of painterly culture, Moscow; the Museum of artistic culture, Petrograd;

1958 (together with N. N. Kupriyanov, L. A. Bruni), exhibition hall of Moscow Union of artists, Kuznetsk

bridge, 11, Moscow;

1971 the State Russian Museum;

1972, Minsk, Lviv;

1978 the State Tretyakov gallery;

1988 Pushkin Museum. A. S. Pushkin, Moscow;

2001 (with V. V. Khlebnikov, M. P. Mituricha-Khlebnikov, M. V. Khlebnikov),

The state Tretyakov gallery;

Since 1995 the permanent exhibition at the Museum of Velimir Khlebnikov in Astrakhan.

Works are in State Tretyakov gallery, State Russian Museum,

The state Museum of fine arts. A. S. Pushkin, the Museum of Velimir

Khlebnikov in Astrakhan, in art museums and galleries in Russia and abroad, in private collections in Russia and abroad.

Graphic artist and painter, studied at the Kiev school of art (1906-09) in St. Petersburg Academy of arts (1909-15).. S. Samokish. P. V. Miturich entered upon an independent career in a close circle of young St. Petersburg artists, United by a search for more vigorous and acute artistic language, but does not reject the traditional foundations of depiction.

A scenic portrait of the composer A. S. Lurie, Maurice written in 1915, generic spot colors do not match with boldly thrown over them the sharp contours of faces and figures, creating a sense of mobility and energy. Fast, childishly simplified picture inspires book for children "a Tale of literate children" (1919) and music collection S. A. Lurie, "piano in the child" (1920).

However, the main place to work Miturich took his numerous drawings with ink, pencil or charcoal. Sketched from nature modest landscapes with sharply revealed by the rhythms of the trees, houses, fences create a sense of extremely close looking of the artist in space (cycles of landscapes depicting the area of the village Santalovo, 1922; Khvalynsk, 1926-29).

In the portraits Miturich relaxed-calm posture people are amazingly combined with the feeling of their intense inner life ("Portrait of Vera Khlebnikov", 1924; "portrait of the violinist", 1925, etc.).

Especially dramatic curious intensity difference between the two drawing depicting Vladimir Khlebnikov, who died in front of Miturich (1922). Friendship with him, admired his creativity has spawned a series of works Miturich in which he tried to graphically Express the spirit of the innovative poetry of Khlebnikov, to combine the texts of the poems with them rhythmically related graphics - patterns of branches or just intersecting lines, with the movement of handwritten lines.

In 1922 the artist moved to Moscow. His later paintings come closer to a particular kind, to a lesser extent subordinate to its acuteness of concentrated experience. But they retain the artistry bold touch, with impeccable precision clinging space and form; in them the same freshness of experience and live the fullness of creative dialogue with nature (a series of landscapes of Kislovodsk, 1933; pike Perch, 1937 and 1939; Hosts, 1955; portraits of contemporary artists).

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