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Boris
Savich Krotikov

Russia 
1903−1982
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Born in Gorodets, Nizhny Novgorod province. He graduated from the NHT (1925-1928). As a painter - Illustrator worked in genre painting, he painted landscapes and still lifes. He designed theatrical productions, created posters for the movie. Member of the Union of artists of Russia since 1940. At the regional exhibitions - not later than 1931.

Personal exhibition: town of Gorodets 1931. Taught in the fine arts Studio of the Palace of culture.In.And.Lenin (1930-1931, 1934-1935), a child FROM the school education Department (1935).

He was born 27 Sep 1903 in Gorodets. When he was four years old his mother died. Father was employed by a pastry chef in the city of Makaryev, the boy was brought up by his grandmother Maria Pavlovna Bee. The artist painted several portraits of her oil, one of them – "Grandma reads "the Nizhny Novgorod municipality" a" is stored in the Historical-architectural Museum-reserve.

In the summer of 1919 the family on the boat moved along the Volga in Melekes of the Samara province "on the occasion of the hunger strike", as recalled by the artist. There Boris in 15 years began to work. After returning to Gorodets in 1922, worked briefly as a senior clerk in the provincial militia.

In 1923 Boris Krutikov went to study at the Nizhny Novgorod art College, which he successfully graduated as a master of easel and mural painting in 1928. The scholarship students were not supposed to, so it all worked somewhere. In the years of study Boris first presented his works at exhibitions of the Association of artists of the revolution.

For some time Boris Krutikov was unemployed. In the farm of unemployed artists was painting tin lampshades. Worked in the Studio of "Advertising" (1923), the designer of the Gorky partnership "the Artist" (1932-1939 years), a poster on hitparade "Propagandist" (1939), in the workshops of local Art Foundation (1953-1963).

Member of the Union of artists since 1933, Boris Krutikov had two personal exhibitions: in 1935 in the town of Gorodets, and in 1964 in Gorky. In the Gorky state Philharmonic society he has worked with artist from 1953 to 1963 until retirement.

Pattern B. S. Krutikova are kept in museums of Gorodets, Nizhny Novgorod, Suzdal, Moscow and in many private collections.

Boris Krutikov died 27 may 1982 in the city of Gorky.

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