(1877, the plant Chermoz Perm. lips. – 1920, Perm), painter, teacher. After graduating from the parochial schools worked in the original drawing. He studied at the Higher art school Academy of fine Arts at the painting Department (1899-1907) in the Studio of I. E. Repin (1902). In 1908, received the right to teach drawing in secondary schools. In 1909 - 1911 he taught drawing in the men's classical gymnasium, private school, Zimmerman and gymnasia M. N. Zinovyeva in Perm. Member POLIS (Perm. the lovers of painting, sculpture, architecture), exhibitions 1910, 1911, 1918, For the painting "the Birthday of the Director" (1911), in which he as a caricature depicted to his colleagues, was transferred as a teacher in the district school Nevyansky plant. In 1917 he returned to Perm, was a member of the Union of free artists. Worked as a teacher of Nar. school, organized by the Union. Heritage Chirkova not collected. Part of the paintings stored at the artist's family in the city of St. Petersburg ("Self", "Orphaned", "portrait of the daughter with a dog." The picture of the "name Director" was purchased by the publisher of the journal. "Art and life" Z. M. Bass-Golberg. Currently its fate is unknown. The collection of drawings was transferred to PGHG from relatives of the artist I. I. Turan, who kept a folder of pictures (about 150 pictures). In PGHG – portrait sketch to the painting Chirkov, Y. I. Repin (son of I. E. Repin) "Peter I in Poltava battle", donated to the gallery by the artist I. I. Turan.
Ist.: RGIA. F. 787, Op.12, DF-12, sh. 21,22, 33-34, 38-39.
Lit.: Belyaev A. the activities of the Perm society of lovers of painting, sculpture and architecture. I-I exhibition of paintings // Perm provincial sheets. 1010. March 25 (No. 67).; Serebrennikov N. N. The Urals in the visual arts. Perm, 1959. P. 160.; Egorova E. I., Kazarinov N. B. Ivan Petrovich Chirkov. Page artistic life in Perm early twentieth century. // From the history of artistic culture of the Urals. SB. scientific. works. Sverdlovsk. USU, 1985. Pp. 52-58.; Kazarinova N. V. "Narebski prisoner" and Perm the creative life of the artist P. I. Chirkov // Cherdyn region: past and present. Cherdyn, 2003. S. 41-44.
(Source: encyclopedia of "Perm Krai", E. I. Egorova, N. V. Kazarinova)