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Abakumov Vitaly Vasilyevich

Abakumov Vitaly Vasilyevich. Art historian, painter 1923-1987. He was born on March 25, 1923 in the village of B. Gribanovsky, Voronezh region. In 1947 he graduated from the Moscow city pedagogical Institute. Potemkina, in 1952 — the Moscow city art Studio for the disabled of the Patriotic war, in 1961 he graduated from the Moscow state correspondence pedagogical Institute. The beginning of creative work since 1952. His work for many years has been associated with the work and life of artists of the Russian Federation. He actively contributed to the promotion, growth and creativity of many artists. Numerous articles published in magazines and Newspapers clearly reflected the great work of Russian artists. Knowing well the collectives of Moscow and regional artists, strongly assisted them with advice and advice. Working as a member of the exhibition committees of the largest exhibitions, he took part as a speaker in the discussion of zonal exhibitions, Made a significant contribution to the artistic life of the Russian Federation. At the request of the Institute of theory and history of fine arts Of the Academy of arts of the USSR and the publishing house “Soviet artist” he acted as a reviewer of a number of major works of art. He defended his thesis on ” the Development of the principles of socialist realism in the visual arts.” Member of the Union of artists of the USSR since 1966. Honored artist of Russia (1979).

From 1957 to 1959 he lectured on Soviet fine arts at the Soviet Embassy in Romania, conducted tours in the museums of Bucharest. He spoke at the discussion of the all-Union exhibition of political poster (1963), held a number of instructive meetings with art critics and artists who are members of the press group at the zonal exhibitions “South of Russia” and “Chernozem Region” (1964). As Deputy Chairman of the organizing Committee of the exhibition “dedicated to the Defenders of Moscow” took part in the preparation, opening and holding of the exhibition (1966). He was a member of the Board of the Moscow branch of the society for the protection of cultural and historical monuments, as well as a member of the propaganda Commission (1976-1980). Reviews of the collection “Problems of synthesis of arts”, the book” the Image of a contemporary in modern Soviet painting”, the book” Progressive art of capitalist countries of Europe and America of the twentieth century ” are written with deep knowledge of the material. He became the author of more than 50 articles on contemporary art, as well as the author of albums and books “Motherhood and artistry” (components of realistic expression). From 1968 to 1973 he acted as a painter. He worked in the genre of portrait and landscape. Participant of exhibitions: exhibition of WWII veterans (1969, 1970, 1973), spring exhibition of Moscow artists (1969), exhibition of works by artists of Moscow, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Lenin (1970), “Artists of Moscow-XX/ Congress of the CPSU” (1970), all — Union exhibition “physical Culture and sport” (1970), all-Union exhibition “on guard of the Motherland” (1973). The main paintings: “Portrait of the old Bolshevik Rudnev.” “Silver forest”, “St. Mark’s Square”, “Gondolier embankment”, “Provincial Spanish town”, “DEAN REED”, ” Riga. The Swedish gate”, “the Colonel Konstantinov”, “Yuri Babanskii”. Veteran of the great Patriotic war. During the great Patriotic war he served in the Central, Bryansk and 1st Belorussian fronts. He was awarded the Order of “red Star”,” Badge of honor”, medals of Germany”, anniversary.

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