Vasilyevich Meshkov

Russia • 1893−1963

Painter, theatre. artist, Nar. hood. Of the RSFSR (1963), full member AH the USSR (1958). Son V. N. Meshkov. Studied with father and in MUZHVZ (1909-17). From 1907 to participate in exhibitions. Member of the society (from 1911), AHRR - AChRs (1922). In 1919-21 decorator in Ryazan drama. t-re, in 1926-29 at the Novosibirsk drama. t-re. In 1919-22 he taught in Ryazan, and later lived and worked in Moscow. Landscapes "the Tale about Urals" (1949), "Kama" (1950), "Autumn in Karelia" (1951), "the Host. Surf" (1951), etc. The Winner Of The St. St. (1951).

The son of the artist V. N. Meshkov, academician of painting,laureate of the State prize of the USSR

He studied at the Moscow School of painting, sculpture and architecture. In 1911 he joined the Wanderers. At the beginning of creation, he wrote mostly urban landscapes. In 1922, V. V. Meshkov entered into OHCHR and appealed to the October revolution and the Civil war (a series of sketches "October in Moscow" etc.). During the great Patriotic war, the artist created a series of paintings under the title "the roads of retreat fascists". Much fruitful work of V. V. Meshkov in his favorite landscape genre. His landscape paintings are characteristic of the special majestic and harsh treatment of Russian nature ("the Tale about Urals", 1949, "Kama", 1950,"Golden autumn in Karelia", etc.).

Since childhood, the boy was surrounded by people of art, the best painters of the time, and this could not affect his fate.

"I am a traditional painter. My father, the artist Vasily Nikitich Meshkov, since childhood, has dedicated me to this field, and all my hopes and aspirations coincided with his father's predestination" — so begins the autobiography of Vladimir Meshkov.

In childhood the tempting world full of fascinating things was the workshop of his father, a famous portrait painter. Under his guidance the boy began his first regular painting classes. At age 14 he made his debut at the exhibition with her timid, yet inept works on themes of Russian history, but in these works it was felt peculiar, loose brushwork of the author.

After graduating from the Moscow school of painting, sculpture and architecture where his teachers were such celebrities as A. M. Korin, A. Vasnetsov, L. Pasternak, V. N. Baksheev, Bags went to continue her education abroad.

Returning to Russia in 1914 when the First world war, he was mobilized as an artist, and many wandered from headquarters of the army. A lot of sketches of the war was created in these years.

After 1917, the artist leaves a favorite historical topic and becoming a theater artist.

A trip to the Crimea and the Caucasus in 1924-1925 years was a milestone in the creative biography of Vladimir Meshkov, he began to get involved in the landscape. And although he continued to be a theater artist, not a work in the theater defined his creative aspirations, namely the fascination with the landscape. It creates a series of paintings with his "meshkovsky" silver color: "Gray day", "Silver rain", "Cold", "After the rain", "Lake", etc. His landscapes convey a poetic state of nature, in tune with the mood of the artist.

During the great Patriotic war, the artist created a lot of works devoted to military subjects: "Protection of Leningrad", "Heroic Leningrad during the war", "Battle in the North sea", etc. One of the best paintings of that time — "in 1941 near Moscow".

After harsh years of war Bags particularly sensitively perceived the nature. He paints landscapes, which affirmed the human right to a happy life: "Stacks", "Oka Dali", "Cold day", "Hillside", "Golden Moscow". A special place in the works of V. V. Meshkov occupy the landscapes of Karelia.

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