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Sergey
Ivanovich Osipov

1915−1985
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In 1932, Osipov entered the preparatory classes at the All-Russian Academy of Arts, and in 1935 became a student of the painting department of the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. He studied with Semyon Abugov, Mikhail Bernstein, Heinrich Pavlovsky, Alexander Osmerkin. [4]

The war found Osipov at the degree course in the workshop of A. Osmerkin. Leaving his studies, he volunteered to go to the militia. Participated in the battles of Leningrad. In December 1941, when demining passes for the upcoming sailor battalion from Kronstadt in the area of Old Peterhof, he was seriously wounded and lost a leg. More than a year spent in hospitals for treatment. He was demobilized in 1943 as an invalid of the Great Patriotic War. Awarded the Order of Glory III degree, medals "For the Defense of Leningrad" and "For Victory over Germany" [5].

In 1943, Osipov returned to classes at the institute and in December of the same year he graduated from the workshop of A. A. Osmerkin with the assignment of the qualification of an artist of painting. Thesis - the painting "Guerrillas." [6]

In 1945, Osipov began his long-term pedagogical work, first at LHPU, then in 1946-1949. in the art studio at the House of Culture named after M. Gorky, and from 1949 until the end of the 1970s at the department of general painting of the Leningrad Art-Industrial Art School named after V. Mukhina [7]. Simultaneously, from 1944, Osipov worked under contracts with Lenizo.

Since 1945, Osipov has been a constant participant of the Leningrad exhibitions, exhibiting his works also at the zonal, republican and all-Union exhibitions of the masters of fine art. In April 1945 he was accepted as a member of the Leningrad Union of Soviet Artists. The artist tries himself in a portrait, writes genre compositions, still lifes, but the lyrical landscape becomes the leader in his work.

According to the researcher of the artist, it was inextricably linked with the theme of the Motherland - Tver land, its nature, ancient Russian cities, peasant way of life. Since the late 1940s, he traveled annually and often several times to write Old Ladoga, Izborsk, Staritsa, Torzhok, Pskov, bringing numerous sketches, sketches and paintings from these trips. Then work continued in the workshop. And so year after year for forty years.

The works of the 1960s-1970s put Osipov among the leading Leningrad painters with their original original manner. In 1983, an exhibition of works by Sergei Osipov was held in Moscow at the Central House of Artists.

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