Vladimirovna Lomakina

United States • 1886−1964

Biography and information

1896-5-27. Monumentalist. Diploma in the CVC "Protection of motherhood and infancy."

Born in the village of Kizil-Tash near Yalta. Father Vladimir Gavrilovich was a multi-talented person: an agronomist and viticulturist by education, he not only worked in agriculture, but also played excellent music, studied sculpture and painting. In 1913, Lomakina graduated from high school and, until the revolution, she studied at the Faculty of History and Philosophy of Moscow Higher Women's Courses. Gradually, she was fascinated by painting. Konstantin Korovin, who saw her early studies, expressed her approval to her, in 1919 she made her debut at the Second Exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures of the Art Society of the Southern Coast of Crimea, and critic Sergey Makovsky spoke positively of her exposed self-portrait. In the early 1920s, under the mandate of the Yalta Narobraz, she worked in the Crimean Commission for the Protection of Monuments.


In 1923, the Crimean Union of Artists Lomakin was sent to Petrograd to study at the monumental department of the Academy of Arts. She was taught painting and composition by KS Petrov-Vodkin, technology was taught by D. I. Kiplik. Her diploma work was the painting project “Protection of Motherhood and Infancy” and the scientific work “Artistic Frescoes of the Church of the Savior-Nereditsa”. Soon after defending her diploma, together with her husband, sculptor A. Petrov, she settled in the village of Bogorodskoye, the famous center of wooden carving. Since the early 1930s, Lomakina has lived in Zagorsk, only occasionally getting out to her homeland in the Crimea. All these years she worked a lot in the landscape genre.


The first solo exhibition of Maria Lomakina took place thirty years after her death.