Galina Smirnova

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Galina Alexandrovna Smirnova
Born February 17, 1929
Soligalich, Kostroma Oblast, Russian SFSR
Nationality Russian
Education Repin Institute of Arts
Known for Painting
Movement Realism

Galina Alexandrovna Smirnova (Russian: Гали́на Алекса́ндровна Смирно́ва; April 7, 1929, Soligalich, Kostroma Oblast, Russian SFSR) - a Soviet Russian painter, living and working in Saint Petersburg, a member of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists (before 1992 known as the Leningrad branch of Union of Artists of Russian Federation),[1] regarded as one of representatives of the Leningrad school of painting,[2] most famous for her portraits of contemporaries.

Biography[edit]

Galina Alexandrovna Smirnova was born February 17, 1929 in the town Soligalich, Kostroma Oblast of the Russian SFSR.

Etude. 1963

In the years 1944–1948 Galina Smirnova studied in Kostroma Art College.

In 1949 Galina Smirnova entered at the first course of Department of Painting at the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after Ilya Repin, where he studied under Ivan Stepashkin, Vladislav Anisovich, and Mikhail Avilov.

In 1955 Galina Smirnova graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after Ilya Repin in Yuri Neprintsev workshop together with Piotr Litvinsky, Evgeny Maltsev, Victor Reykhet, Yuri Belov, and other young artists.[3]

Since 1955 Galina Smirnova has participated in Art Exhibitions. She painted portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, and still lifes.

In a creative sense, the most interesting her portraits of contemporaries, as well as nature studies to genre paintings. While working under the image of the hero of his paintings Galina Smirnova knows how to find the main idea and quickly expressed through relations of volumes and basic tones, preserving the freshness and immediacy of first impression. In the 1970s in her painting growing decorative and graphic quality, locality and color saturation, conventional compositions

Galina Alexandrovna Smirnova is a member of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists (before 1992 was known as the Leningrad branch of Union of Artists of Russian Federation) since 1960.

Paintings by Galina Alexandrovna Smirnova reside in Art museums and private collections in the Russia,[4] France,[5] Germany, and others.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Directory of Members of the Union of Artists of USSR. Volume 2.- Moscow: Soviet artist, 1979. - p. 363.
  2. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School.- Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. – pp.370, 393, 394, 396, 397.
  3. ^ Anniversary Directory graduates of Saint Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture named after Ilya Repin, Russian Academy of Arts. 1915 - 2005. - Saint Petersburg: Pervotsvet Publishing House, 2007. p.75.
  4. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School.- Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. -p.6-7.
  5. ^ * Peinture Russe. Catalogue. - Paris: Drouot Richelieu, 18 Fevrier, 1991. - p.7,50.

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Peinture Russe. Catalogue. - Paris: Drouot Richelieu, 18 Fevrier, 1991. - p. 7,50.
  • Peinture Russe. Catalogue. - Paris: Drouot Richelieu, 26 Avril, 1991. - p. 7,55.
  • Matthew C. Bown. Dictionary of 20th Century Russian and Soviet Painters 1900-1980s. - London: Izomar, 1998. ISBN 0-9532061-0-6, ISBN 978-0-9532061-0-0.
  • Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School.- Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. – pp. 370, 393, 394, 396, 397. ISBN 5-901724-21-6, ISBN 978-5-901724-21-7.


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