Piotr Belousov

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Piotr Petrovich Belousov
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Born May 3, 1912
Berdyansk, Taurida Governorate, Russian Empire
Died March 31, 1989
Leningrad, USSR
Nationality Russian
Field Painting, Graphics, Art teaching
Training Repin Institute of Arts
Movement Realism
Awards Honored Artist of the RSFSR, People's Artist of the Russian Federation

Piotr Petrovich Belousov (Russian: Пё́тр Петро́вич Белоу́сов; May 3, 1912, Berdyansk, Russian Empire – 1989, Leningrad, USSR) – Soviet, Russian painter, graphic artist, art teacher, professor of the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after Ilya Repin, People's Artist of USSR, Corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR, who lived and worked in Leningrad. He was regarded as one of the brightest representatives of the Leningrad school of painting,[1] most famous for his portrait and historical paintings.

Biography[edit]

Piotr Petrovich Belousov was born May 3, 1912 in the port city Berdyansk, located on the northern coast of the Sea of Azov, of south-east Ukraine, Russian Empire.

In 1929, Piotr Belousov met with Brodsky and by his invitation comes to Leningrad to continue his study. He engaged in drawing and painting under Brodsky leadership, as well as in the studio AKhRs and the Community of Artists.

Portrait of young woman 1932

In 1933, Piotr Belousov entered at the first course of painting department of the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. He studied of Mikhail Bernshtein, Pavel Naumov, Alexander Lubimov, and Vladimir Serov.

In 1939, Piotr Belousov graduated from Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Isaak Brodsky warkshop together with Aleksei Gritsai, Lev Orekhov, Mikhail Kozell, Gleb Verner, Elena Skuin, Nikolai Timkov, Boris Sherbakov, and other young artists. His graduation work was history painting "On the eve of October Revolution (Meeting of Lenin and Stalin)".[2]

Since 1930 Belousov has participated in Art Exhibitions. He painted genre and historical paintings, portraits, landscapes, worked in easel painting and drawings. Most famous for his portraits and historical paintings devoted to image of Lenin, the history of Bolshevism and the October Revolution in Russia. His personal exhibitions were in the city of Vologda in 1959, and in Moscow in 1982.

Since 1940 Piotr Belousov was a member of the Leningrad Union of Artists. In 1939–1989 Belousov taught painting and drawing in the Repin Institute of Arts. He was Professor and Head of Department of Drawing since 1956. In 1970 He was awarded the Honorary titles of the Honored Artist of the RSFSR, in 1978 - the Honorary titles of the People's Artist of the Russian Federation (1978). Also Belousov was elected Corresponding Member of Academy of Arts of the USSR (1979).

Piotr Petrovich Belousov died in Leningrad in 1989. Paintings by Piotr Belousov reside in State Russian Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, in Art Museums and private collections in the Russia, Ukraine, England,[3] France,[4] in the U.S.,[5] and throughout the world.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School.- Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. – pp. 9, 13, 15, 19, 26, 28, 357–359, 363–365, 369, 382, 384, 386, 388–393, 396, 399–401, 403–405, 407, 411, 413–415, 419–424, 445.
  2. ^ 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. 49.
  3. ^ Russian Paintings. 1989 Winter Show. – London: Roy Miles Gallery, 1989. – p.5,16–17.
  4. ^ * Charmes Russes. Auction Catalogue. – Paris: Drouot Richelieu, 15 Mai 1991. – p.38.
  5. ^ Vern G. Swanson. Soviet Impressionism. – Woodbridge, England: Antique Collectors' Club, 2001. – p.87,216,274.
  6. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. – Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. – p.6-7.

Bibliography[edit]

  • S. Ivensky. Piotr Petrovich Belousov. – Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1959. – 40 p.
  • Artists of the USSR. Biography Dictionary. Volume 1. – Moscow: Iskusstvo Edition, 1970. – p. 346.
  • Russian Paintings. 1989 Winter Show. – London: Roy Miles Gallery, 1989. – p. 5,16–17.
  • Charmes Russes. Auction Catalogue. – Paris: Drouot Richelieu, 15 Mai 1991. – p. 38.
  • L' Ecole de Saint-Petersburg. Catalogue. – Paris: Drouot Richelieu, 25 Janvier 1993.
  • 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.
  • Vern G. Swanson. Soviet Impressionism. – Woodbridge, England: Antique Collectors' Club, 2001. – p. 87,216,274. ISBN 1-85149-280-1, ISBN 978-1-85149-280-0.
  • Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. – Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. – p. 9, 13, 15, 19, 26, 28, 357–359, 363–365, 369, 382, 384, 386, 388–393, 396, 399–401, 403–405, 407, 411, 413–415, 419–424, 445. ISBN 5-901724-21-6, ISBN 978-5-901724-21-7.

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