Mikhail Avilov

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Mikhail Ivanovich Avilov
Born (1882-09-06)September 6, 1882
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died April 14, 1954(1954-04-14) (aged 71)
Leningrad, USSR
Nationality Russian
Education Imperial Academy of Arts
Known for Painting, Teaching
Movement Realism
Awards Stalin Prize
Order of the Red Banner of Labour

Mikhail Ivanovich Avilov (Russian: Михаил Иванович Авилов) (September 6, 1882, Saint Petersburg – April 14, 1954, Leningrad) was a Russian and Soviet painter and art educator, who lived and worked in Leningrad, a member of the Leningrad Union of Soviet Artists,[1] professor of the Repin Institute of Arts, Stalin Prize winner, People's Artist of the Russian Federation, regarded as one of the brightest representatives of the Soviet Art, who played an important role in the formation of the Leningrad School of Painting.[2] Mostly known for his battle paintings.

Biography[edit]

Mikhail Ivanovich Avilov was born September 6, 1882 in Saint Petersburg. In 1893-1903 he studied in the Drawing School of the Imperial Society for the Encouragement of Arts, then in private studio of artist Leon Dmitriev-Kavkazsky. In 1904-1910 Avilov studied in Imperial Academy of Arts, pupil of Franz Roubaud and Mykola Samokysh. Since 1908 he begins to participate in art exhibitions.

Mikhail Avilov fought in the First World War. After the October Revolution of 1917 Avilov taught at the School of Drawing Society for the Encouragement of Arts in Petrograd, then in the College of Industrial Art and in the Academy of Arts. Since 1923 Avilov was exhibitor of AKhRR. In 1932 he was one of the faunders of the Leningrad Union of Soviet Artists.

In 1943 Avilov was awarded the Stalin Prize of the first degree for his battle painting «Duel Peresvet with Chelubey at the Kulikovo Field». Also he was awarded of Order of the Red Banner of Labour. In 1953 Avilov was awarded the honorary title the People's Artist of the Russian Federation. He was a Member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR.

Mikhail Ivanovich Avilov died on April 14, 1954 at the seventy second years of life. He was buried in Alexander Nevsky Lavra in Leningrad. His paintings reside in Russian museum, Tretyakov gallery, in Art museums and private collections in Russia, Ukraine, Japan, China, France, England, and other countries.

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  1. ^ Художники народов СССР. Биобиблиографический словарь. Т. 1. М., Искусство, 1970. С.42-43.
  2. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. Saint Petersburg, NP-Print Edition, 2007. P.12, 13, 19, 356, 361-363, 367, 370, 371, 378-385, 388, 390, 392, 395, 447.
  3. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. Saint Petersburg, NP-Print Edition, 2007. P.356, 361-363, 367, 370, 371.

Sources[edit]

  • Бродский В. Михаил Иванович Авилов. М., Советский художник, 1956.
  • Двести лет Академии художеств СССР. Каталог выставки. Л-М., Искусство, 1958. С.213.
  • Государственный Русский музей. Живопись. Первая половина ХХ века. Каталог. А—В. Т.8. СПб., Palace Edition, 1997. С.17-18.
  • Художники народов СССР. Биобиблиографический словарь. Т. 1. М., Искусство, 1970. С.42-43.
  • Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. Saint Petersburg, NP-Print Edition, 2007. P.12, 13, 19, 356, 361-363, 367, 370, 371, 378-385, 388, 390, 392, 395, 447. ISBN 5-901724-21-6, ISBN 978-5-901724-21-7.

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