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The Russian avant-garde reached its creative and popular height in the period between the Russian Revolution of 1917 and 1932, at which point the ideas of the avant-garde clashed with the newly emerged state-sponsored direction of Socialist Realism. All images found on savitskycollection.org
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Still-life with a Chair. Alvin Shpade (1935-)  The initial artistic education Shpade received at the Ashkhabad Art School. She moved to Karakalpakstan in 1960 where she met with Savitskiy. She worked at the Artistic Fund of the Karakalapak and simultaneously at the department of art history of the Karakalapak, where she had been invited by Savitskiy. These years in many aspects determined not only the whole life of the artist but also a circle of her interests. A.Shpade continued her study…

Still-life with a Chair. Alvin Shpade (1935-) The initial artistic education Shpade received at the Ashkhabad Art School. She moved to Karakalpakstan in 1960 where she met with Savitskiy. She worked at the Artistic Fund of the Karakalapak and simultaneously at the department of art history of the Karakalapak, where she had been invited by Savitskiy. These years in many aspects determined not only the whole life of the artist but also a circle of her interests. A.Shpade continued her study…

Panic. 1926. In the late 1920s and early 1930s he attended classes at the House of Artistic Education. In 1934 the Moscow Art Institute. The exhibitions of German expressionists had an impact on formation of the artist’s creative mind. He prefers restrained colours, approximately monochromatic ones, but this method doesn’t reduce an expressive character of his works. His painting “Panic” was one of his earliest works (1926) . Viting adhered expressionism to some extent during all his life.

Panic. 1926. In the late 1920s and early 1930s he attended classes at the House of Artistic Education. In 1934 the Moscow Art Institute. The exhibitions of German expressionists had an impact on formation of the artist’s creative mind. He prefers restrained colours, approximately monochromatic ones, but this method doesn’t reduce an expressive character of his works. His painting “Panic” was one of his earliest works (1926) . Viting adhered expressionism to some extent during all his life.

Illustration for the book “Scryabin in a Dance of Lukin”. 1922-1923.  Grigoriy Zimin (1901-1983. In 1919, he entered the State Free Art Studios in the studio of sculptor,He was art director in charge of decorating celebrations in honour of the revolution and decorated three pavilions for the Agricultural Exhibition, one of which was on horse. Experimented with graphics and decorative and applied arts.

Illustration for the book “Scryabin in a Dance of Lukin”. 1922-1923. Grigoriy Zimin (1901-1983. In 1919, he entered the State Free Art Studios in the studio of sculptor,He was art director in charge of decorating celebrations in honour of the revolution and decorated three pavilions for the Agricultural Exhibition, one of which was on horse. Experimented with graphics and decorative and applied arts.

In the Yurt. 1979. Galiy Abdurakhmanova 1956.Graduated from the Art School in Ashkhabad and the Tashkent Theatre and Art Institute. Majority of her paintings can be described as genre scenes, but due to acute style of her painting, her bright and colourful works have a specific meaning. The subject matter is only the pretext for creating a joyful world. One can find a resemblance with ancient Oriental miniature painting in her works with a wide range of colours and a refinement of paintings.

In the Yurt. 1979. Galiy Abdurakhmanova 1956.Graduated from the Art School in Ashkhabad and the Tashkent Theatre and Art Institute. Majority of her paintings can be described as genre scenes, but due to acute style of her painting, her bright and colourful works have a specific meaning. The subject matter is only the pretext for creating a joyful world. One can find a resemblance with ancient Oriental miniature painting in her works with a wide range of colours and a refinement of paintings.

In the Evening on the Amu-Darya River Kdyrbay Saipov 1939-1972. Studied at the Art School in Tashkent 1952-1957. After graduating from it, he began to work at the State Musical Drama and Comedy Theatre in Nukus.During a short term the artist designed and decorated over 50 performances. K.Saipov was one of the first Karakalpak professional artists and despite his very short life he had a significant influence on development of Karakalpak Fine Arts.

In the Evening on the Amu-Darya River Kdyrbay Saipov 1939-1972. Studied at the Art School in Tashkent 1952-1957. After graduating from it, he began to work at the State Musical Drama and Comedy Theatre in Nukus.During a short term the artist designed and decorated over 50 performances. K.Saipov was one of the first Karakalpak professional artists and despite his very short life he had a significant influence on development of Karakalpak Fine Arts.

Autumn in Shakhaman. Amangeldy Utegenov (1951- He is a self-taught artist without a special artistic education, but with original brushwork and natural talent. Savitskiy and his museum promoted the development of his talent. Now the museum possesses dozens of his paintings. Utegonov’s landscapes are amazingly beautiful with their brown and golden colour range combined with acute impression of nature and simplicity and logic clearness of its conveyance. His emotional perception of nature…

Autumn in Shakhaman. Amangeldy Utegenov (1951- He is a self-taught artist without a special artistic education, but with original brushwork and natural talent. Savitskiy and his museum promoted the development of his talent. Now the museum possesses dozens of his paintings. Utegonov’s landscapes are amazingly beautiful with their brown and golden colour range combined with acute impression of nature and simplicity and logic clearness of its conveyance. His emotional perception of nature…

Quiet Bay, Astrakhan. Vladimir Timirev 1914-1938. Graduated from the Vocational School of Construction. After graduation, he worked as an artist-illustrator. Jack London’s book “Northern Tales” was published with Timirev’s illustrations. Timirev participated in a science expedition to the Caspian Sea where he produced many sketches, drawings and water colours. He was arrested in 1938 and shortly afterwards executed by shooting. Apparently, the cause was denunciation made by people close to…

Quiet Bay, Astrakhan. Vladimir Timirev 1914-1938. Graduated from the Vocational School of Construction. After graduation, he worked as an artist-illustrator. Jack London’s book “Northern Tales” was published with Timirev’s illustrations. Timirev participated in a science expedition to the Caspian Sea where he produced many sketches, drawings and water colours. He was arrested in 1938 and shortly afterwards executed by shooting. Apparently, the cause was denunciation made by people close to…

Coloured sails. 1930s  Vladimir Timirev

Coloured sails. 1930s Vladimir Timirev

Samarkand. Evening. Ulugbek madrasah. 1943. Nikolay Ulyanov 1875-1949. Icon-painting studio 1887-1889, classes in painting1888-1889, the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture 1889-1900. He worked as an assistant in the 1900-1903 and as a teacher 1901-1907. Italy (1907) France and Germany 1909-1912. He worked as a teacher of drawing at the Fine Arts Department 1919-192. In 1942-1944, Ulyanov was sent to Transcaucasia then to Samarkand, where he worked as a professor of Art.

Samarkand. Evening. Ulugbek madrasah. 1943. Nikolay Ulyanov 1875-1949. Icon-painting studio 1887-1889, classes in painting1888-1889, the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture 1889-1900. He worked as an assistant in the 1900-1903 and as a teacher 1901-1907. Italy (1907) France and Germany 1909-1912. He worked as a teacher of drawing at the Fine Arts Department 1919-192. In 1942-1944, Ulyanov was sent to Transcaucasia then to Samarkand, where he worked as a professor of Art.

Group with red cloth. Lev Zhegin (1892-1969)  Studied at the School of Painting and Drawing 1910 and the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture 1911-1918. In 1913 L.Zhegin for several months studied the modern Western European art. Zhegin regularly presented his works at the exhibitions. He participated in decoration of Moscow devoted to the first anniversary of revolution (1918), worked as a teacher at the House of Art in  Moscow (1920), the Moscow Proletcult studio (1920-1925).

Group with red cloth. Lev Zhegin (1892-1969) Studied at the School of Painting and Drawing 1910 and the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture 1911-1918. In 1913 L.Zhegin for several months studied the modern Western European art. Zhegin regularly presented his works at the exhibitions. He participated in decoration of Moscow devoted to the first anniversary of revolution (1918), worked as a teacher at the House of Art in Moscow (1920), the Moscow Proletcult studio (1920-1925).

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