Masterfully evening landscape with original artistLs title "Genichesk. evening". Genichesk is a port on the Sea of Azov, near of Cherson in the South Ukraine, where the author of the painting, important Soviet landscape and cartoon painter Mikhail VasilLevich KUPRIYANOV created a seria of similar coastal scenes.
Mikhail VasilLevich KUPRIYANOV (1901 Tetjushi - 1991 Moscow) is Russian and Soviet landscape painter, graphic artist and cartoonist, the member of the famous Soviet creative cartoon team Kukryniksy, named after the artist Kupriyanov , Krylov and Sokolov . Works of this artist group were exposed in major exhibitions in the Soviet Union and abroad. Mikhail Kupriyanov was awared with many honor title of The Soviet Union: the PeopleLs Artist of the USSR (1958 ) . Hero of Socialist Labor (1973 ) . Member of the USSR Academy of Arts (1947 ) . Laureate of Lenin (1965 ) , five Time laureate of Stalin (1942 , 1947 , 1949, 1950 , 1951) and the USSR State Prize (1975 ) .
The artist graduated VHUTEMAS / VHUTEIN in 1929 . ( studied by P.Miturich , P.Lvov ) .In the work Kupriyanov organically synthesized paintings and drawings . Exact energetic drawing is connected to true, noble beautiful colors. The artist often uses silhouette decisions , giving his sketches , soft and harmonious in color, original sharpness . Simplicity, conciseness and cogency visual techniques peculiar Kupriyanov a landscape. In content and the depth of feeling which puts Kupriyanov in their landscapes, shaped their completeness and compositional integrity of many of his works, becoming a kind of etude-picture. Already in his early works Kupriyanov manifested his talent in osnovenii and "conquest" of space. One feels that he is experiencing a genuine pleasure, gradually diverting the viewerLs gaze into the depths, skillfully using the laws of linear and aerial perspective. Space for him is not only an objective reality , but also a means for disclosing feelings of the artist , to create meaningful emotional image .
Full biography of this artist see in the Russian Wikipedia under following link:
Collections: paintings by Kupriyanov are in the State Tretyakov Gallery , the Pushkin Museum , the Vilnius State Art Museum , in private collections in Russia, Italy , Spain, France , Germany, Japan , USA.
Literature: "Kukryniksy", publisher "Fine Arts" , Moscow , 1988" Mikhail Kupriyanov ," Catalogue of the exhibition of paintings and drawings dedicated to the 105th anniversary of the birth of the artist, gallery shape, Moscow, 2008.
Inscription: signed in Russian lower right, on the back of the cardboard: 1. The artistLs inscription in Russian: "M.Kupryanov, (19)62, Genichesk, Evening". 2. Original label of the Soviet Art Salon for Export with artistLs name, dating , title and other info.
Technique: oil on cardboard, fine gallery frame of later period.
Measurements: unframed w 19 1/4" x h 13 1/3" (49 x 34 cm), framed w 27 3/4" x h 22 1/8" (70,5 x 56 cm).
Condition: perfect cleaned condition.