George Verey

Exhibition March 30 − May 15, 2017
March 30, 2017 in The state Russian Museum opens exhibition which was first widely and fully present to the public artistic heritage George Semenovich Verey (1886 – 1962) one of the classics of Soviet graphics, the successor of the traditions of the society "World of art". The exposition will include about 150 graphic works – drawings, etchings, and lithographs, and paintings from the Russian Museum collection.

George verey primarily known as the author of the wonderful portraits of figures of Russian culture; these include Alexander Benois, Yevgeny Mravinsky, Joseph Orbeli, Eugene Lanceray, Vera Mukhina, Galina Ulanova. The Russian Museum collection, numbering about 300 works of George verey, will allow you to show the main stages of the creativity of a remarkable artist.

Elementary art education verey got in the Studio Schrader in Kharkiv (1895 — 1904). In 1913 he entered the New art Studio in St. Petersburg, where he studied with Boris Kustodiev, Alexandra Ostroumova-Lebedeva, Yevgeny Lanceray, Mikhail Dobuzhinsky. Parallel verey received a law degree, but still gave preference to the art.

In the 1920-ies verey was the curator of Department of prints the State Hermitage Museum, and also became one of the founders of the Experimental lithographic workshop of the Leningrad Union of artists (1937 — 1940).

The exhibition timing will also still little known to a wide audience beautiful images of Leningrad and Moscow, rural landscapes, revealing the special, intimate facet of the talent of the master.