Petrovna Petrova

Ukraine • 1926−1995

Biography and information

Nina Petrova (1926-1995) — sculptor, author of numerous sculptural portraits and memorials in the Crimea and beyond, wife of the famous Crimean battle artist Ivan Semenovich Petrov married and lived all his life and had two daughters Olga and Anna.


School No. 11 middle Ural copper smelter (SUMZ). Russia, Sverdlovsk oblast, Revda Voroshilovgrad (now Lugansk) art school, workshop of V. Mukhina. Kiev state art Institute, where he studied in a workshop under the guidance of Professor M. I. Gelman, who graduated in July 1956, the thesis "Artek"(plaster model stored in the Simferopol art Museum since 1958).

In 1956 was sent to the Crimea, where at that time created the Association of artists, first Artel, "the Artist" and later of the Union of artists and Artistic Works later Art Fund, where he worked Nina throughout life.

Born in the Urals into a wealthy family in 1930 during the so-called "dispossession" head of the family was shot, the older brother exiled, and the family were subjected to repression. However, after surviving all the hardships, Nina has defined his attitude toward a situation in which not in forces was to change. Having received art education, working in the historical period when the leaders of the people was the main focus in state orders, Petrova Nina with the greatest skill of a talented sculptor created the first human images, and even though that was never a member, nor a member of the Communist party, she often ordered the images of the leader of the revolution. For this reason Nina sad joke: "Lenin has left me, and it fed my whole life." And therefore, on receiving the order for execution of the monument "Lenin, on the forecourt of Simferopol, it was proposed sketch of the monument, where the leader is depicted as a man resting on a bench, with his eyes directed into the distance and at the same time in itself. Motivated By Petrov N. P. his decision by saying that "in Crimea, mostly, come to relax and Zdorovie, that Lenin is resting, does not call to the barricades, and does not indicate all go marching". Addressing the human qualities that Nina Petrova has depicted him not cast robot-statue with volitional movement of the hand, which was a lot in those days throughout the USSR, and the person, which is characterized by fatigue, and some sadness. Therefore, today, having survived the period of the war with the monuments to Lenin, created by N. P. Petrova continues to meet the guests of the Crimea.

The monument was executed at sketch N. P. Petrova in collaboration with Vladimir Petrenko. Arts Council, selecting from the submitted sketches, approved the option proposed by Nina Petrova. But in view of the fact that Petrova N. P. in that period bore a second child, it was suggested that Vladimir Petrenko act as a co-sponsor, and start working together for the execution of the monument to Lenin in the sketch of N. P. Petrova. A sketch of this monument (small plaster model) to this day remains one of the daughters of Peter.

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