Grekov Odessa Art school

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Coordinates: 46°29′16″N 30°44′0″E / 46.48778°N 30.73333°E / 46.48778; 30.73333

Main Building

The Grekov Odessa Art school (Ukrainian: Одеське художнє училище імені М. Б. Грекова, Russian: Оде́сское худо́жественное учи́лище имени М. Б. Гре́кова; abbreviated ОХУ) is an institution of secondary education in Odessa, Ukraine. It is the oldest and one of the more renowned school of arts in the country.

History[edit]

The Grekov Odessa Art school was founded as a "drawing school" on 30 May 1865. The first school principal was Frederick Malman, who drafted the rules of the school. It was not a private institution, but was open Society of Fine Arts under the patronage of the famous people of Odessa and Russian Empire. In patrons of the art school were S.M.Vorontsov, Governor-General P.L.Kotzebue, Odessa's mayor N.A.Novoselsky, knyazes Gagarin, Manuc Bei, Tolstoy family, Italian General Consul Castile, the famous architects F.Boffo, O.I.Otton, F.V.Gonsiorovsky and others.

For a long time there was a school on donations and had no permanent address. For 30 years, the problem was the location of the school care Vice President of Odessa Society of Fine Arts Franz Morandi. The first plaster casts, prints, dummies were discharged him from the Milan Academy of Fine Arts, with which he had good relations.

May 22, 1883 outside Preobrazheskaya str., 1 was laid the first stone of the building of the future of art school. In 1885 the school was moved to its own premises. December 30, 1899 approved the charter and the state of the Art School. In 1909 was death Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich, which was a sponsor of the school during to 25 years. Up to 1917 the Odessa Art School has a name of Grand Duke. In 1924 the school was renamed the Polytechnic College of Fine Arts, which prepares the muralists, printers, potters. In 1930 Politechnic College was renamed in Art Institute (high education), but in 1934 the Odessa Art Institute once again becomes secondary educational school.

In 1965 in honor of the 100th anniversary school received the name of M.B.Grekov, one of a former pupil. In 1993, the school was on fire. Burned one of the buildings, where were an assembly hall and a library with unique books, workshops of teachers.

In 1997, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine shall issue a decree "On improvement of higher vocational education." On the basis of the former art school created by the Odessa Theatre and Art School, which presents separation: artistic, educational, theatrical, artistic, folk art.

Education[edit]

Today the Grekov Odessa Art school has a "fine art" specialty with 4 departaments:
paintings,
sculpture,
art decoration environment (ceramics, batik)
design (artwork).
For 2015 in the school there are 259 students. In groups there are from 6 to 10 people.
Training term - 4 years.
Study - Full Time.

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