Gleb Savinov

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Gleb Alexandrovich Savinov
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Born September 27, 1915
Natalievka, Kharkiv Province, Ukraine, Russian Empire
Died November 5, 2000
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Nationality Russian
Education Repin Institute of Arts
Known for Painting, Art teaching
Movement Realism
Awards Honored Artist of Russian Federation

Gleb Alexandrovich Savinov (Russian: Гле́б Алекса́ндрович Сави́нов; September 27, 1915, Natalievka, Kharkiv Province, Ukraine, Russian Empire – November 5, 2000, Saint Petersburg, Russia) - Soviet, Russian painter and Art teacher, Honored Artist of Russian Federation, who lived and worked in Leningrad and regarded as one of the leading representatives of the Leningrad school of painting,[1] most famous for his genre and portrait painting.

Biography[edit]

Gleb Alexandrovich Savinov was born September 27, 1915 in Natalievka village, Kharkiv Province, Ukraine, Russian Empire. Children and youth Gleb Savinov were on the Volga River at Saratov. His father, Alexander Ivanovich Savinov (1881–1942), a talented painter, draftsman and teacher, was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts. Friendship bound him to the well-known artists from the Saratov School - Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Alexander Matveev, Piotr Utkin, Pavel Kuznetsov. They often gathered in the Savinov house in Saratov. Their judgments about art, the creativity of his father, his extraordinary personality had a strong impact on the formation of the young artist.

Country store. 1961

In 1922 the family of Savinov finally moved from Saratov in Petrograd. In 1928-1930 Savinov parallel with learning at school is engaged in the studio of his father. In 1934, after graduating from high school he enrolled at the painting department of the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, where he studied with Pavel Naumov, Michael Bernstein, Nicholai Radlov, Genrikh Pavlovsky, Semion Abugov, and Alexander Osmerkin. In 1940 Gleb Savinov graduated from Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Alexander Osmerkin workshop. His graduation work - painting named "Childhood Gorky" - was awarded first prize in 1940 in Moscow at the All-Union Exhibition of graduation works of Art Institutes and Colleges. In the same year Gleb Savinov married his classmate and talented artist Olga Bogaevskaya. This happy family and a creative union lasted sixty years.

Since 1940 Gleb Savinov participated in Art Exhibitions. He painted portraits, historical and genre paintings, landscapes, genre scenes, still lifes, interiors. In August 1940 Savinov was called to serve in the Navy fleet. After the beginning of the Great Patriotic War Savinov served in parts of the Baltic Fleet, participated in the defense of Leningrad. Command drew attention to his artistic training. Savinov nominated artist Baltic crew. He was appointed manufacturer of patriotic and anti-fascist panels and posters. He draws a distinction in battle soldiers, wounded in the hospitals, also participates in the preparation of exhibitions of artists of the Red Army devoted to the fighting troops of the Leningrad Front and the Baltic Fleet. In 1944, Savinov was admitted to the Leningrad Union of Soviet Artists.

After the Great Patriotic War, Savinov included in the creative and educational activities that will combine almost to the end of life. In 1945-1947 he taught in Ilya Repin Institute of Arts, then in 1949-1979 in the Vera Mukhina Institute, where since 1969 he was Professor of Painting.

In 1957 Savinov first showed two large narrative paintings: "The University Embankment",[2] and "At the street"[3] (both 1957). They have played a great role in changing of his artistic creation. In these works he appeared as a mature artist, a talented colorist and composer who knows how everyday street scene to lift up to the level of highly generalized image of civil sound. The artist has made great achievements in painting, clean, brighten, and enriched his palette. The color scheme of works was built on the harmony of light, bright colors. In both pictures Savinov demonstrated ability in a small space of the canvas clearly convey the feeling of the era, with its household characteristics, originality of types, relationships between people.

Since that time Savinov gained fame and recognition as a master of genre painting. Among his the most famous paintings are "About Russian women"[4] (1960), "Country Store",[5] "Moto Racing in Yukki"[6] (both 1961), "Sailors. Year of 1942",[7] "Mothers"[8] (both 1964), "Barricade in Presnya"[9] (1967), "Povolzhskaya Commune"[10] (1969), "Victory Day"[11] (1975), "A First tractor", "On the Volga River during the Civil War"[12] (both 1980), "Tractor on the Volga"[13] (1985).

In parallel with work on genre scenes, often occupying years, Savinov painted home interiors, portraits, landscapes, and "everyday" still lifes. Among them "Staraya Ladoga", "Leningrad landscape"[14] (both 1959), "Studio of Artist Igor Veselkin", "City outskirts"[15] (both 1962), "Interior Workshop" (1971), "Veranda"[16] (1972), "Branchs", "Portrait of Larisa Romanova"[17] (both 1975), "Roses" (1976), "A Window", "Landscape of Leningrad"[18] (both 1977), "A Spring in the City"[19] (1980), "Nevsky Prospekt"[20] (1984).

In 1973 Gleb Savinov was awarded the honorary title of the Honored Artist of the RSFSR. His solo exhibitions were in 1991 in Leningrad, and in 2005 in Saint Petersburg and Torino, Italy.

Gleb Alexandrovich Savinov died on November 5, 2000, in Saint Petersburg at the eighty-sixth year of life. His paintings reside in State Russian Museum, in Art museums and private collections in Russia,[21] France,[22] USA, Japan, Germane, England,[23] Italy,[24] and throughout the world.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School.- Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. – pp. 9, 15, 16, 18-22, 24, 356, 360, 365, 367, 368, 370, 373, 385-389, 391-397, 399, 401-403, 405-407, 439, 445.
  2. ^ All-Union Art Exhibition of 1957 dedicated to the 40th Anniversary of October Revolution. Catalogue. - Moscow: Soviet artist, 1957. - p.68.
  3. ^ 1917 - 1957. Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1958. - p.28.
  4. ^ Soviet Russia. Republican exhibition of 1960. Catalogue. - Moscow: Ministry of culture of Russian Federation, 1960. - p.72.
  5. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School.- Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. – p.84.
  6. ^ Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1961. Exhibition catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1964. -p.35.
  7. ^ The Leningrad Fine Arts Exhibition. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1964. - p.47.
  8. ^ The Soviet Russia the Second Republic Exhibition of 1965. Exhibition catalogue. - Moscow: Soviet Artist, 1965. - p.34.
  9. ^ The Soviet Russia the Third Republic Exhibition of 1967. Catalogue. - Moscow: Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation, 1967. - p.49.
  10. ^ The Fine Arts of Leningrad. Exhibition catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1976. - p.29.
  11. ^ Our Contemporary. Regional exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1975. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1980. - p.23.
  12. ^ Regional Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1980. Exhibition catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1983. - p.22.
  13. ^ Link of Times: 1932 - 1997. Artists - Members of Saint Petersburg Union of Artists of Russia. Exhibition catalogue. - Saint Petersburg: Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, 1997. - p.297.
  14. ^ Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1960. Exhibition catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1961. -p.36.
  15. ^ Autumn Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1962. Exhibition Catalogue. - Leningrad: : Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1962. - p.24.
  16. ^ Across the Motherland Exhibition of Leningrad artists. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1974. - p.23.
  17. ^ Our Contemporary. Regional exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1975. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1980. - p.23.
  18. ^ Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of October Revolution. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1982. - p.20.
  19. ^ Regional Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1980. Exhibition catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1983. - p.22.
  20. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School.- Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. – p.34.
  21. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School.- Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. – pp.6-7.
  22. ^ L' Ecole de Leningrad. Auction Catalogue. — Paris: Drouot Richelieu, 11 Juin 1990. — р.56-57.
  23. ^ Matthew C. Bown. Dictionary of 20th Century Russian and Soviet Painters 1900-1980s. - London: Izomar, 1998.
  24. ^ Gleb Alexandrovich Savinov. - Torino: Galleria PIRRA, 1995.

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1951. Exhibition Catalogue. - Leningrad: Lenizdat Edition, 1951. - p. 18.
  • The Fall Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1956. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Leningrad artist, 1958. - p. 21.
  • 1917 - 1957. Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1958. - p. 28.
  • All-Union Art Exhibition of 1957 dedicated to the 40th Anniversary of October Revolution. Catalogue. - Moscow: Soviet artist, 1957. - p. 68.
  • The Fall Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1958. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1959. - p. 23.
  • Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1960. Exhibition catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1963. - p. 16.
  • Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1960. Exhibition catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1961. - p. 36.
  • Soviet Russia. Republican exhibition of 1960. Catalogue. - Moscow: Ministry of culture of Russian Federation, 1960. - p. 72.
  • Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1961. Exhibition catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1964. - p. 35.
  • Autumn Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1962. Exhibition Catalogue. - Leningrad: : Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1962. - p. 24.
  • The Leningrad Fine Arts Exhibition. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1964. - p. 47.
  • The Soviet Russia the Second Republic Exhibition of 1965. Exhibition catalogue. - Moscow: Soviet Artist, 1965. - p. 34.
  • The Soviet Russia the Third Republic Exhibition of 1967. Catalogue. - Moscow: Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation, 1967. - p. 49.
  • Our Contemporary. Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1971. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1972. - p. 20.
  • Across the Motherland Exhibition of Leningrad artists. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1974. - p. 23.
  • Our Contemporary. Regional exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1975. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1980. - p. 23.
  • The Fine Arts of Leningrad. Exhibition catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1976. - p. 29.
  • Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of October Revolution. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1982. - p. 20.
  • Directory of members of the Union of Artists of USSR. Volume 2. - Moscow: Soviet artist, 1979. - p. 301.
  • Regional Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1980. Exhibition catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1983. - p. 22.
  • Nadezhda G. Leonova. Gleb Alexandrovich Savinov. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1988.
  • Charmes Russes. Auction Catalogue. - Paris: Drouot Richelieu, 15 Mai 1991. - p. 25-27.
  • Exhibition of works by Gleb Alexandrovich Savinov. Catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1991.
  • L' Ecole de Leningrad. Auction Catalogue. — Paris: Drouot Richelieu, 11 Juin 1990. — р.56-57.
  • L' Ecole de Leningrad. Auction Catalogue. — Paris: Drouot Richelieu, 21 Decembre 1990. — р.52-53.
  • Les Paintres du Bonheur. Auction Catalogue. - Paris: Drouot Richelieu, 8 Novembre 1993. - p. 7.
  • Gleb Alexandrovich Savinov. - Torino: Galleria PIRRA, 1995.
  • Link of Times: 1932 - 1997. Artists - Members of Saint Petersburg Union of Artists of Russia. Exhibition catalogue. - Saint Petersburg: Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, 1997. - p. 297.
  • 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.
  • Time for change. The Art of 1960-1985 in the Soviet Union. - Saint Petersburg: State Russian Museum, 2006. - p. 118, 119.
  • Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School.- Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. – pp. 9, 15, 16, 18-22, 24, 356, 360, 365, 367, 368, 370, 373, 385-389, 391-397, 399, 401-403, 405-407, 439, 445. ISBN 5-901724-21-6, ISBN 978-5-901724-21-7.
  • Иванов С. Инвестиции в советскую живопись: ленинградская школа // Петербургские искусствоведческие тетради. Вып. 31. СПб, 2014. С.54-60.

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