Konstantin Vasilyev

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This article is about the Russian painter. For the Estonian footballer, see Konstantin Vassiljev. For the Russian footballer, see Konstantin Viktorovich Vasilyev.

Konstantín Alexeyevich Vasilyev (Russian: Константи́н Алексе́евич Васи́льев; born September 3, 1942, in Maykop, died October 29, 1976 in a railway accident near Kazan [his family did not believe the official version of his death]) was a Russian illustrator, who left more than 400 paintings and drawings. His range of works included portraits, landscapes, realistic compositions, Russian epics, Slavic and Teutonic mythology, and battle paintings.

Legacy[edit]

He was buried in the village of Vasilyevo, where he lived since 1949.

The minor planet 3930 Vasilev, discovered by Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Zhuravlyova in 1982 is named after him.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (5th ed.). New York: Springer Verlag. p. 335. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. 

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