Alexandrovich Sinai

Russia • 1893−1968

Biography and information

1893, Mariupol - 1968, Leningrad Vladimir A. Sinai he received in the Odessa art school (1913 - 16), the painter K. K., Konstanti; he then studied (1917) in the sculpture classes of the Higher art school at the Academy of arts, G. R. Zaleman and V. A. Beklemishev, and in 1921 moved to the newly-organized workshop of A. T. Matveev. Creative method Matveeva has identified all further exploration of the Sinai. In his art traditions of the classics had acquired a modern sound. Plastic images found in reality, in the process of generalization poetically idealiziruete. In the designs of the Sinai combined a fact of life, the harmony of natural forms and classically clear the completeness of the compositions. On 14 October 1918 on the Nevsky prospect of Petrograd was a monument to F. Lassalle (removed in the mid-1930s), performed in the cast of the young sculptor. The revolutionary pathos of the image reflected tendencies of the new art, gravitating to romantic symbolism. In the interpretation of the plan was dominated by the perfectly sublime start, determine the monumentality, the power of the plastic forms of the work. Working on the monument, a German physicist V. K. Roentgen (installed in 1929 on the street that bears his name, in Leningrad), the Sinai had focused on the disclosure of the creative personality of the scientist. Calm restraint posture, soulful look - in this combination of the individual and the common, real and ideal. The majestic silhouette of the monument is noble, harmonically and rare portrait bust of monumentality. Important role in the integrity of the compositions of the sculptor plays the strict consistency of proportions. Sinai proved himself as a brilliant master of the decorative relief, in 1932-34. he has worked extensively in the field of decorative sculptures for newly constructed architectural ensembles of Leningrad. In easel sculpture Sinai created the statue of "Osoaviakhimovets" (1932), "Young worker" (1937), which was recognized as one of the best in Soviet sculpture of those years. Bright, the creative origin of these images was close to the poetics of the films of the 1930s, a Spiritual force, intelligence, kindness are emphasized in the sculptural portraits of scientists - Professor M. I. Arinkin (1947), academician P. L. Chebyshev( 1953-55). In 1959, Sinai has completed two of the monument to Leningrad - N. Dobrolubovo A. and F. I. Shubin (architect S. B. Speransky). In them the clarity and completeness of composition combined with study-like spontaneity, the vividness of images. A second vocation of Sinai became a teaching. I started as an assistant in the workshop of A. T. Matveev(1921-22), he is about thirty years (1921-51) was a teacher and then a Professor of the sculpture Department IZHSA; 1951-65 he taught at the Leningrad higher art-industrial school. Over the years he has trained many talented sculptor - M. Anikushin, N. S. Kochugova, I. And Vankova,V. L. Rybako,M. R. Kabeer.