Mikhail Bernshtein

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Mikhail Davidovich Bernshtein
Born (1875-01-28)January 28, 1875
Rostov-on-Don, Russian Empire
Died May 9, 1960(1960-05-09) (aged 85)
Leningrad, USSR
Nationality Jew
Education Imperial Academy of Arts
Known for Painting, Teaching
Movement Realism

Mikhail Davidovich Bernshtein (Russian: Михаил Давидович Бернштейн) (January 28, 1875, Rostov-on-Don – May 9, 1960, Leningrad) was a Jewish, 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, who played an important role in the formation of the Leningrad School of Painting.[2]

Biography[edit]

Mikhail Davidovich Bernshtein was born January 28, 1875 in Rostov-on-Don. He studied painting and drawing in London (1894–1899), Munich, Paris (1899–1901), visited Italy.[3] In 1901-1903 Bernshtein studied in Inperial Academy of Arts, where he was student of Ilya Repin.[4]

Since 1902 Mikhail Bernshtein begins to participate in art exhibitions. In 1907-1916 he taught in Saint Petersburg, where he hold private art school. He was married to artist Catherine Turova. In 1916-1924 he taught at art school in Zhitomir, in 1924-1932 at the Art Institute in Kiev. In 1932-1948 Bernshtein taught drawing in the Repin Institute of Arts in Leningrad. He wrote several articles and tutorials on deawing, as well as the book «Problems of teaching drawing». In 1948-1950 he taught also in Vera Mukhina Institute of Industrial Art.

In 1930-1940 Mikhail Bernshtein made a great contribution to the system of Soviet Art education and artistic training of highly qualified young artists. During the Great Patriotic War his son Sandro went to the front as soldier and was missing.[5]

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  1. ^ Художники народов СССР. Биобиблиографический словарь. Т. 1. М., Искусство, 1970. С.383.
  2. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. Saint Petersburg, NP-Print Edition, 2007. P.13, 19, 356-358, 360, 361, 365, 367, 368, 370, 371, 373.
  3. ^ Александр Иванович Савинов. Письма. Документы. Воспоминания. Л., Художник РСФСР, 1983. C.45.
  4. ^ Художники народов СССР. Биобиблиографический словарь. Т. 1. М., Искусство, 1970. С.383.
  5. ^ Александр Иванович Савинов. Письма. Документы. Воспоминания. Л., Художник РСФСР, 1983. C.50.
  6. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. Saint Petersburg, NP-Print Edition, 2007. P.356-358, 360, 361, 365, 367, 368, 370, 371, 373.

Sources[edit]

  • Бернштейн М. Проблемы учебного рисунка. Л., 1940.
  • Художники народов СССР. Биобиблиографический словарь. Т. 1. М., Искусство, 1970. С.383.
  • Александр Иванович Савинов. Письма. Документы. Воспоминания. Л., Художник РСФСР, 1983. C.45, 47, 49, 50, 67, 87, 151, 154, 287.
  • Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. Saint Petersburg, NP-Print Edition, 2007. P.13, 19, 356-358, 360, 361, 365, 367, 368, 370, 371, 373. ISBN 5-901724-21-6, ISBN 978-5-901724-21-7.

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