A pupil of the famous Astrakhan artist-teacher of Pavel Vlasov . Biographers and art historians call him a friend of youth by Boris Kustodiev and Ivan Goryushkin-Sorokopudov. Since the late nineteenth century, when he moved to St. Petersburg, Elatomtsev maintained relations with Astrakhan, participated in city exhibitions. Astrakhan is in private collections in the last century are still found in his work. And in the collections of the gallery in 1936, did small watercolor Vlasov depicting Alatortseva on the sketches. In Khvalynskiy funds of the Museum are the works Alatortseva.
With Hilarion Avtonomovich elaterium by Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin had a relationship to the end of their days, texted, came to him, being summer in Khvalynsk.
Alatortsev, who studied in his youth in Astrakhan from Pavel Vlasov in the artistic circle invited in the summer of Khvalynsk in 1895, his teacher and fellow students of B. M. Kustodiev and I. S. Goryushkin-Sorokopudov – the future has become well-known artists. Last then again went to town, got married here and has written a number of paintings. And I. A. Alatortsev continued his artistic education in St. Petersburg and returned to the nest.
(from the article by V. I. Borodina "Khvalynsk plein-airs"