Piotr Buchkin

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Piotr Dmitrievich Buchkin
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Born 22 January 1886
Safronovo, Tver Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 21 June 1965
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Education Repin Institute of Arts
Known for Painting, drawing, art teaching
Movement Realism

Piotr Dmitrievich Buchkin (Russian: Пё́тр Дми́триевич Бучки́н; 22 January 1886 – 21 June 1965) was a Soviet and Russian painter, watercolorist, graphic artist, illustrator, and art teacher, Honored Arts Worker of the RSFSR. Buchkin lived and worked in Leningrad and was a member and a one of the founders of the Leningrad branch of Union of Artists of Russian Federation and representatives of the Leningrad school of painting,[1] most famous for his portrait painting.

Biography[edit]

Piotr Buchkin was born on 22 January 1886 in Sofronovo village, Tver Governorate, Russian Empire. In 1891 his family moved to the city of Uglich on the Volga River. First drawing lessons future artist had received from local icon painters.[2]

In 1899 Piotr Buchkin comes to Saint Petersburg. He engaged in School of Technical Drawing of Baron Alexander von Stieglitz, where studied of Nikolai Koshelev.[3]

In 1904 Piotr Buchkin entered the Higher Art School at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied of Vasiliy Mate and Vasily Savinsky. In 1912 he graduated from the Higher Art School at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in Vasiliy Mate personal Art studio. He received the title of the artist with the right of teaching in schools. In 1912–1914 as a pensioner of the Academy of Arts Buchkin visited Italy, France, Germany, Spain and some other countries.[4]

Since 1907 Buchkin has participated in art exhibitions. He painted portraits, genre paintings, landscapes, worked as illustrator for the theatre magazines and books. He worked in technic of watercolor, pencil, pastels, etchings, oil and tempera paintings. In 1920s Buchkin painted from the life Vladimir Lenin and Fedor Shalyapin.

As a talented graphic artist and portraitist, Buchkin fluent in a variety of techniques of painting. As usually their choice was determined by the genre, character of model, and artistic taste of author.

In 1914, Piotr Buchkin becomes a member of the Society of Artists named after Arkhip Kuindzhi. In 1918 he was elected a member of the Society of Russian watercolors. After October Revolution in 1918–1921 Peter Buchkin serves as a team gunners division submarines of the Baltic Fleet. From 1921 to early 1930 he worked as head of the technical department of the Publishing house "Rainbow" in Leningrad. In 1930–1936 years Piotr Buchkin also worked as an illustrator in publishing of Leningrad and Moscow.

In 1932 Piotr Buchkin become a one of the founders of the Leningrad Union of Artists. In the years of 1936–1940 Buchkin taught at the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture as a professor of drawing (1937). In postwar years Piotr Buchkin taught at the Vera Mukhina Art and Industry Higher School, where he was professor (1952), a Head of the Department of Monumental-Decorative Painting (1951–1955, 1962–1965).[5] In 1956 Piotr Buchkin was awarded the honorary title of Honored Art Worker of Russian Federation. He write a book of memoirs named "About that in memory. Notes of an Artist" (1962).[6]

Piotr Dmitrievich Buchkin was died in Leningrad in 1965. His paintings reside in State Russian Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, in the lot of Art museums and private collections in Russia,[7] Italy, in U.S., Japan, Germane, England, France,[8] and in the other countries.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School.- Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. – p.12, 13, 15, 20, 357, 360, 364, 365, 367, 370, 372, 378–383, 385, 387–390, 393, 394, 399, 402, 404, 405, 407, 439, 442, 445.
  2. ^ Piotr Dmitrievich Buchkin. Exhibition catalogue. – Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1986. – p.4.
  3. ^ Piotr Dmitrievich Buchkin. Exhibition catalogue. Leningrad, Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1986. P.9.
  4. ^ Художники народов СССР. Биобиблиографический словарь. Кн.2. М: Искусство, 1972. Р. 129–130.
  5. ^ Художники народов СССР. Биобиблиографический словарь. Кн.2. М: Искусство, 1972. Р. 129–130.
  6. ^ Бучкин, П. Д. О том, что в памяти. Записки художника. Л: Художник РСФСР, 1962.
  7. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. P. 6-7.
  8. ^ Peinture Russe. Catalogue. Paris: Drouot Richelieu, 18 Fevrier, 1991. P.7,20–21.

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Sources[edit]

  • Бучкин, П. Д. О том, что в памяти. Записки художника. Л: Художник РСФСР, 1962.
  • Художники народов СССР. Биобиблиографический словарь. Кн.2. М: Искусство, 1972. Р. 129–130.
  • Peinture Russe. Catalogue. – Paris: Drouot Richelieu, 18 Fevrier, 1991. – p. 7,20–21.
  • 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. – p. 12, 13, 15, 20, 357, 360, 364, 365, 367, 370, 372, 378–383, 385, 387–390, 393, 394, 399, 402, 404, 405, 407, 439, 442, 445. ISBN 5-901724-21-6, ISBN 978-5-901724-21-7.
  • Иванов С. Инвестиции в советскую живопись: ленинградская школа // Петербургские искусствоведческие тетради. Вып. 31. СПб, 2014. С.54-60.


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