Vasilievna Kashina

Russia • 1896−1977

Biography and information

People's artist of the Uzbek SSR, the author of several articles on fine art; art education in the Perm art College, then in Moscow at the VKhUTEMAS, studied at A. V. Capon, R. R. Falk and S. Gerasimov. One of the organizers of an art society "Growth", participant of the exhibitions of the group "Thirteen". From 1928 until the end of her life, the creative life was connected with Uzbekistan

(1896, Perm – 1977, Tashkent)

Graphic artist, painter, people's artist of the Uzbek SSR. The sister of the artist Nina Kashina.

The daughter of a hereditary icon painter. Elementary art education

in the Perm art College. In 1921 – 1927 studied at the VKhUTEMAS

A. Capon, R. Falk and S. Gerasimov.

In 1928, arrived in Uzbekistan on a business trip Paliskunta, Kashin makes the decision to stay in Sunny land forever.

The result of familiarity with the East becomes a series of works in which the influence of Western expressionism and primitivism. These works were exhibited at exhibitions of the art associations "Growth" and "13" (1929, Moscow) and was greeted very favorably.

After 2 years, when he held his first solo exhibition Cascina in Samarkand, her work has not aroused much enthusiasm. Blame the artist was "a departure from the study of reality" and "exotic", which was required to expel from work. Kashina had to deal with breaking the existing plastic language, henceforth it is "not a single stroke was not put without nature". But the impressionistic vision, the arbitrariness of the figure are found in the forties, and the final transition to realism was completed only a decade later.

Works of the artist are in the Tretyakov gallery, the Russian Museum, the Karakalpak GMI im. I. V. Savitsky

in private collections.

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