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George (Yuri)
Konstantinovich Agapov

1924−1992
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Soviet painter, avant-garde artist of the 70s, well known to collectors of St. Petersburg. Leningrad amateur painter.
Georgy Konstantinovich Agapov was born in 1924 in Leningrad. He took a great interest in drawing in childhood. During the Great Patriotic War, at age 16 he volunteered to the front. Since 1955, attended the studio at the Palace of Culture. Since 1955, he attended the Kirov Palace of Culture, where he first studied under O.G. Bonch-Osmolovskaya, then under P.A. Sidorov, under these artists Gorgy Agapov and received his first lessons in art. Since then he began to paint professionally. Georgy Konstantinovich got a studio on the Kryukov Canal. Took part in city exhibitions. Since 1963 attended graphic seminars at LDHS (Leningrad House of Art amateur). He worked as an electrician. In February 1964, in the halls of the Leningrad House of amateur art held a personal exhibition of the master. G. Agapov constantly participated in city exhibitions of amateur artists. Georgy Agapov worked extensively in the genre of urban landscape, creating works in a rather expressive manner, where the main emotional key was always bright and saturated color. Canals and embankments in his works with always recognizable foreshortening of the urban view belong to some other world, filled with the forgotten spirit of the past. The artist has had particular success in the graphic arts. Since 1963, G.K. Agapov began to engage in print graphics. There is also a period of fondness for linocuts in the artist's work, when unique graphic works were created that were close in style to the avant-garde artists of the second half of the 20th century. His pencil, charcoal, ink and colored pencil sketches are distinguished by a confident fixation of movement and general mastery. In the 1970s, the artist painted extensively in oil. In the 70s, Agapov worked closely with artists, organizers of legendary exhibitions in the DK. Im. Gaza and Nevsky, which marked the beginning of the so-called "Gazanev" culture.
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  • Styles of art
    Realism, Romanticism, Surrealism
  • Techniques
    White, Linocut
  • Art forms
    Graphics
  • Subjects
    Landscape, Portrait, Genre scene, Fantasy, Urban landscape