Ivanovich Churkin

Russia • Moscow • 1946−2015

Biography and information

Soviet and Russian graphic artist. Member of the Union of Russian Artists (1990).
Born March 8, 1946, in Shchelkovo, Moscow Oblast. From 1960 to 1964, he studied at the Shchelkovo Electro-Vacuum Technical School, which was then located in the Grebnevo estate. He was fond of painting, seriously engaged in etching. Mentor and his teacher was Shchelkovsky graphic artist L. Vasilieva. In 1975, he graduated from the All-Union Correspondence Polytechnic Institute. He began his creative work in 1977. Well-known Russian graphic artist, inventor-developer of a new method of color printing of prints on cardboard (1984). Works in this technique from the series "Grebnevo Estate" participated in various exhibitions, visited Bulgaria. In 1988 an article dedicated to the aspects of Vladimir Churkin's new printing technique was published in the "Young Artist" magazine, and in 1989 he received the copyright certificate for the new printing technique. He has been a member of the Russian Union of Artists since 1990. Since 1978, he has led the Graphics Circle at the Grebnevo Estate. In 1986 and 1990 he participated in expeditions to the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean on the ships of the USSR Academy of Sciences, "R/V "Academician Keldysh" and "R/V "Academician Ioffe". Participated in exhibitions: Republican and All-Union Exhibition of amateur artists (1977), the sports exhibition of the Moscow region (1980), 2nd zonal exhibition "Moscow region" (1984)' Republican exhibition "800th anniversary of the" Words of Igor Regiment "(1985), 1 and 2 All-Russian exhibitions of prints (1986, 1989), 3rd zonal exhibition "Moscow region" (1990)," 50 years of Moscow Union of Artists" (1996). His main works are engravings "Verba", "First Snow", "Rise": a series of engravings on cardboard "Grebnevo Estate". Awarded with diplomas and the badge of the All-Union Central Council of Trade Unions "For achievements in amateur art".