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Mikhailovich Krasnopevtsev

Russia • 1925−1995

(1925, Moscow -1995, Moscow).

Graduated from Moscow State Art Institute named after V.I. Surikova (1955), where among his mentors was Matvey Dobrov, master of miniature etching. The artist's early etchings and paintings are melancholy-romantic. In the late 1950s and 1960s, the main genre for him was a "metaphysical still life" combining the traditions of symbolism and surrealism - with simple, often broken ceramic utensils, dry plants, shells - these peculiar "skulls of things" are perceived as poetic symbols of frailty reminiscent of the illusory nature of the world. During the years of perestroika, D. M. Krasnopevtsev became the first artist to be awarded the new, “informal” Prize “Triumph” (1993). Most fully his legacy is presented in the Moscow Museum of personal collections (at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts).



State Museum of Fine Arts A.S. Pushkina (Moscow)

State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow)

State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg)

Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Moscow)

Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts (Yekaterinburg)

Museum of Art (Bern, Switzerland)

Jane Voorhees Zimmerly Museum, Norton & Nancy Dodge Collection, Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ, USA)

Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA)

Wellsee Art Foundation (Highland Park, New Jersey, USA)

Collection of Eugene Nutovich (Moscow)

Collection of Valery Dudakov, Marina Kashuro (Moscow)

Collection of Igor Sanovich (Moscow)

Bar Gera Collection (Cologne, Germany)

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