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Valentin
Semenovich Kontarev

Russia 
1888−1968
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Painter, born 1888, p. Golovinskoe (Rossel), mind. 1966, Sukhum (Abkhazia).

He studied painting and sculpture at the Higher College of painting, sculpture and architecture in Moscow (1907-12), graduated from the Department of art history at the Moscow Archaeological Institute, completed 4 courses of medical faculty of Donskoi University and four-wheel course Donskoi Conservatory on a violin class. In 1924 raicentre by his participated in the competition for the monument to Lenin, was awarded first prize. Since 1925 lived in Sukhumi, had a jewelry and engraving workshop, taught in hudozhestvennoe school historian) arts, anatomic), graphics and composition, one of the organizers of the Union of artists of Abkhazia, participated in all exhibitions of the Union of artists of Abkhazia, personalyl the exhibition took place in 1934, are in GNKH the Republic of Armenia and in private collections.

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