Maya Kopitseva

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Maya Kopitseva
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Born Maya Kuzminichna Kopitseva
May 18, 1924
Gagry, Abkhazia, USSR
Died June 6, 2005
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Nationality Russian
Education Repin Institute of Arts
Known for Painting
Movement Realism
Awards Honored Artist of the RSFSR

Maya Kuzminichna Kopitseva (Russian: Ма́йя Кузьми́нична Копы́тцева; May 18, 1924, in Gagry, Abkhazia, USSR – June 6, 2005, in Saint Petersburg) was an Soviet Russian still-life painter and an Honored Artist of the RSFSR who lived and worked in Leningrad - Saint Petersburg. She was a member of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists, which before 1992 was the Leningrad branch of Union of Artists of the Russian Federation,[1] and was regarded as one of the major representatives of the Leningrad school of painting.[2]

Biography[edit]

Maya Kuzminichna Kopitseva was born on 18 May 1924 in Gagry, Abkhazia, USSR. In 1951 she graduated from the Ilya Repin Institute in Boris Ioganson's workshop and among her teachers were Boris Fogel, Leonid Ovsiannikov and Alexander Zaytsev. Since 1951 Maya Kopitseva has participated in several art exhibitions, displaying still lifes, portraits, genre scenes and sketches done from life.

In 1951 Kopitseva became a member of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists and in 2001 was awarded the honorary title of Honored Artist of the Russian Federation. She was a wife of well-known Russian painter and art educator Anatoli Levitin, a People's Artist of the USSR.

Kopitseva died in Saint Petersburg in 2005. Paintings by her reside in the Russian Museum, in public art museums and private collections in Russia, Italy, the U.S.A, Japan, China, France and elsewhere.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Directory of Members of the Union of Artists of USSR. Volume 1.- Moscow: Soviet artist, 1979. - p.535.
  2. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School.- Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. – pp. 9, 15, 20, 21, 24, 362, 388-397, 399-401, 404-407.
  3. ^ L' École de Leningrad. Auction Catalogue. Paris, Drouot Richelieu, 11 Juin 1990. P.132-133.
  4. ^ Левитин А. П. Майя Копытцева. Художник. Личность. Друг. СПб., Левша, 2010. C.173.

Bibliography[edit]

  • L' École de Leningrad. Auction Catalogue. Paris, Drouot Richelieu, 11 Juin 1990. P.132-133.
  • Charmes Russes. Catalogue. Paris, Drouot Richelieu, 15 Mai 1991. P.73.
  • Saint-Pétersbourg — Pont-Audemer. Dessins, Gravures, Sculptures et Tableaux du XX siècle du fonds de L' Union des Artistes de Saint-Pétersbourg. Pont-Audemer, 1994. P.89,93,108.
  • Matthew C. Bown. Dictionary of 20th Century Russian and Soviet Painters 1900-1980s. - London: Izomar, 1998. ISBN 0-9532061-0-6, ISBN 978-0-9532061-0-0.
  • Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School.- Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. – pp. 9, 15, 20, 21, 24, 362, 388-397, 399-401, 404-407. ISBN 5-901724-21-6, ISBN 978-5-901724-21-7.
  • Академическая дача. Каталог выставки. СПб., Санкт-Петербургский Союз художников, 2009. — с.2,4,13.
  • Левитин А. П. Майя Копытцева. Художник. Личность. Друг. СПб., Левша, 2010. ISBN 978-5-93356-094-4.
  • Иванов С. Тихая жизнь за ленинградским столом // Петербургские искусствоведческие тетради. Выпуск 23. СПб., 2012. С.90-97.
  • Логвинова Е. Круглый стол по ленинградскому искусству в галерее АРКА // Петербургские искусствоведческие тетради. Вып. 31. СПб, 2014. С.17-26.

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