Veniamin Borisov

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Veniamin Ivanovich Borisov
Born April 16, 1935
Susanino, Kostroma Oblast, Russian SFSR
Nationality Russian
Education Repin Institute of Arts
Known for Painting
Movement realism

Veniamin Ivanovich Borisov (Russian: Вениами́н Ива́нович Бори́сов; April 16, 1935, Susanino, Kostroma Oblast, Russian SFSR) — a Soviet Russian painter, a member of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists (before 1992 - the Leningrad branch of Union of Artists of Russian Federation,[1] living and working in Saint Petersburg, regarded as one of the representatives of the Leningrad school of painting.[2]

Biography[edit]

Veniamin Ivanovich Borisov was born April 16, 1935, in Susanino village, Kostroma Province of the Russian Federation. Symbolically, it is in this village a famous Russian artist Alexei Savrasov in 1871 painted from nature his most known painting "The Rooks Have Come Back".

Cottage in Staraya Ladoga. 1981

In 1944 the family moved to the city of Oryol. There the future artist studied in high school and also at the Art Studio. Then he went to Art College in the town of Yelets. After graduating Art College, Borisov in 1957 went to Leningrad and joined the Department of Painting Repin Institute of Arts, where he studied of Vladimir Gorb, Vitaly Vjaltsev, Valery Pimenov. In 1963 Borisov graduated from Repin Institute of Arts in Joseph Serebriany workshop. His graduate work was genre painting "In the native village".[3]

Borisov first participated in an exhibition in 1957. Since the mid-1960s he regularly participate in Art exhibitions, showing his work together with works by the leading masters of fine arts of the Leningrad. He painted landscapes, still lifes, genre scenes, and portraits. In 1968 he was admitted to the Leningrad Union of Artists.[4]

Creative manner Borisov distinguished identity, a deep connection with the images of the Russian countryside. His works of 1960-1980s give an idea about search of own pictorial language and themes, among them "Ruins in the Pavlovsk Park" (1962), "Balalaika players"[5] (1967), "At the Pond"[6] (1968), "Sergey Esenin"[7] (1971), "A Field plowed"[8] (1975), "A Widow"[9] (1976), "The Quiet evening"[10] (1977), "Northern village", "My Grandmother"[11] (both 1978), "The Сity is built"[12] (1980), "Cottage in Staraya Ladoga",[13] "Sunny Day on the Moyka river", "Autumn in Staraya Ladoga" (all 1981) "Country Girl" (1986), "House near river",[14] "Autumn Still Life"[15] (both 1989), and others.

His main topic becoms the images of the artist's childhood and youth, the northern village and the peasant way of life, landscapes of the native land and the central Russia. It is embodied also in the numerous still lifes, occupying a special place in his work. Among them are "Rich haul"[16] (1988), "Still Life with supplies" (1989), "Still life with White Lilacs," "Flowers of wild rose" (both 1990), "Still Life with Lilac" (1992), "Still Life with flowers wild rose"[17] (1995), "Still Life on a pink tablecloth"[18] (1997), "Wildflowers" (2003), and others.

Since the late 1980s Borisov often refers to the theme of the urban landscape, enriching the genre with original works that reflect the life of Saint Petersburg at the crossroads of epochs. Among them "Nevsky Prospect" (1989), "The Ice cream vender",[19] "The Arch of Headquarters" (both 1991), "Spring on Nevsky Prospekt"[20] (1992), "Church of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God"[21] (1997), "Bank Bridge"[22] (2002), and others.

Veniamin Borisov is a member of Peter's Academy of Arts and Sciences. His paintings reside in Art Museums and private collections in Russia, Japan, in the U.S., Finland, and other countries. His personal exhibitions were in Saint Petersburg in 1994 and 2005.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Directory of Members of the Union of Artists of USSR. Vol. 1. Moscow, Soviet artist, 1979. P.142.
  2. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School.- Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. P. 21, 357, 395, 396, 398-400, 404-407, 446.
  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.90.
  4. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. Saint Petersburg, NP-Print Edition, 2007. P.357.
  5. ^ Третья Республиканская художественная выставка «Советская Россия». Каталог. М., МК РСФСР, 1967. С.19.
  6. ^ Весенняя выставка произведений ленинградских художников 1969 года. Каталог. Л., Художник РСФСР, 1970. С.8.
  7. ^ Весенняя выставка произведений ленинградских художников 1971 года. Каталог. Л., Художник РСФСР, 1972. С.7.
  8. ^ Наш современник. Зональная выставка произведений ленинградских художников 1975 года. Каталог. Л., Художник РСФСР, 1980. С.12.
  9. ^ Борисов Вениамин Иванович. Живопись. Выставка произведений. СПб., 1994.
  10. ^ Выставка произведений ленинградских художников, посвященная 60-летию Великого Октября. Л., Художник РСФСР, 1982. С.12.
  11. ^ Осенняя выставка произведений ленинградских художников 1978 года. Каталог. Л., Художник РСФСР, 1983. С.6.
  12. ^ Зональная выставка произведений ленинградских художников 1980 года. Каталог. Л., Художник РСФСР, 1983. С.10.
  13. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. Saint Petersburg, NP-Print Edition, 2007. P.303.
  14. ^ Борисов Вениамин Иванович. Живопись. Выставка произведений. СПб., 1994.
  15. ^ Artists of the Peter's Academy of Arts and Sciences. Saint Petersburg, 2008. P.28-29.
  16. ^ Интерьер и натюрморт. Выставка произведений живописи художников Российской Федерации. Каталог. Л., Художник РСФСР, 1991. С.48.
  17. ^ Artists of the Peter's Academy of Arts and Sciences. Saint Petersburg, 2008. P.28-29.
  18. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. Saint Petersburg, NP-Print Edition, 2007. P.332
  19. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. Saint Petersburg, NP-Print Edition, 2007. P.215.
  20. ^ Борисов Вениамин Иванович. Живопись. Выставка произведений. СПб., 1994.
  21. ^ Связь времен. 1932—1997. Художники — члены Санкт-Петербургского Союза художников России. Каталог выставки. СПб., ЦВЗ «Манеж», 1997. С.40,284.
  22. ^ Художники — городу. Выставка к 70-летию Санкт-Петербургского Союза художников. Каталог. СПб., Петрополь, 2003. С.179.

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