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Petrovich Katkov


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(1911, village of Scriptina Penza region – 1976, Minsk)

Belarusian Soviet artist, participant of the great Patriotic war.

He graduated from Penza art pedagogical College in 1931. Studied at Goryushkin-Sorokopudov.

Participant of art exhibitions since 1938.

Worked in easel painting in the genres of landscape and still life. Most famous works: "On the Berezina", "Autumn landscape", "Lepelskoe lake", "the Tale of the Berezina", "Logoisk motive", "Morning over Soju", "farm Allbut", "Pripyat", "Polesie heroes," "lucky catch", "Summer", "still life" drawings from life at the front.

Katkov works are in the National Art Museum of Belarus, the funds of the Belarusian Union of Artists, Ministry of culture of Russia. Sergey was a great teacher, led the art Studio

at the Palace of pioneers and schoolchildren in Minsk (1937 – 1939, 1946 – 1955) who taught

in Minsk Art school (1956 – 1958), the Republican boarding school of music

and artistic creativity (1964 – 1966).

Honored teacher of Belarus since 1966. A Member Of The Union Of Artists Of Belarus

since 1946.

Born October 1, 1911. After finishing the eighth grade, he enrolled in the Penza pedagogical College of art. Teachers S. P. Katkova was N. F.Petrov and I. S. Goriushkin-Sorokopudov (pupil Repin).

After graduation engaged in teaching activities. Member of the Union of artists since 1938. His pupils are such well-known artists of Belarus M. Bass, Fences B., Lobanov, I., Danzig M., stelmashuk V., Stastna N., Tolstik V., Litvinova Z. and many others.

During the great Patriotic war Katkov was a photojournalist and artist of the Third Belorussian front. In 1944, the best drawings and watercolors of the painter were exhibited at the exhibition of front-line artists in Kaunas. The album "Frontline sketches Katkov" is stored in the Museum of the Soviet Army in Moscow.

The creativity of the honored teacher and artist, occupies a special place in the fine arts of Belarus. Katkov S. P. was a member of the laureate of the Republican and Union exhibitions from 1928 to 1976. His works are kept at the State art Fund of the artists Union, National art Museum of Belarus, in the museums of Moscow and St. Petersburg, the Art Museum of Penza, in the Polotsk Museum-reserve and private collections of Russia, Belarus, USA, Japan and Finland.

It was the official side of the work of S. P. Katkov. But at the same time, as a supporter of impressionism, Rollers in 50-60 years a lot of work in this manner. As this trend in art is not frowned upon by the Soviet leadership, Katkov wrote them secretly, and concealed from prying eyes.

In 1976, stopped beating heart of the master, but part of the work, banned in Soviet times, was carefully preserved by the family and children. Daughter of S. P. Katkov - Svetlana only thirty years after his father's death, decided to publish a collection of these works to defenestration anniversary of the masters, giving the opportunity to art lovers, meet the unknown side of the work of this unique artist.

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