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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
Aristarkh Lentulov — ilya-mashkov:   Still Life. Apples by Ilya Mashkov...

Aristarkh Lentulov — ilya-mashkov: Still Life. Apples by Ilya Mashkov...

Gursuf by Aristarkh Lentulov.

Gursuf by Aristarkh Lentulov.

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…

Old Man in a Big Fur-cap. 1975.  Daribay Toreniyazov (1928-2003) Although D.Toreniyazov had no artistic education, his creative activity reveals his extraordinary talent and unique character of his works. One can feel in Toreniyazov’s works a deep link with the folk art traditions. He used these traditions in his own way, creating the distinctive images and conventionalized characters in his sculptures. He could use any peace of wood for making his sculptures, feeling and discovering its…

Old Man in a Big Fur-cap. 1975. Daribay Toreniyazov (1928-2003) Although D.Toreniyazov had no artistic education, his creative activity reveals his extraordinary talent and unique character of his works. One can feel in Toreniyazov’s works a deep link with the folk art traditions. He used these traditions in his own way, creating the distinctive images and conventionalized characters in his sculptures. He could use any peace of wood for making his sculptures, feeling and discovering its…

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…

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.

On the Amu-Darya River: 1967.  Faim Madgazin (1930-1991. Graduated from the Tashkent Art School. He is considered to be one of the first professional artists of Karakalpakstan. Madgazin’s most favorite genre was landscape. The peculiar charm of Karakalpak nature was conveyed by the artist with a great skill who managed to depict harmony in scenes of local nature. Nowadays, these landscapes illustrate the former strength and abundance of full-flowing and capricious Amu-Darya River.

On the Amu-Darya River: 1967. Faim Madgazin (1930-1991. Graduated from the Tashkent Art School. He is considered to be one of the first professional artists of Karakalpakstan. Madgazin’s most favorite genre was landscape. The peculiar charm of Karakalpak nature was conveyed by the artist with a great skill who managed to depict harmony in scenes of local nature. Nowadays, these landscapes illustrate the former strength and abundance of full-flowing and capricious Amu-Darya River.

Golden Autumn. Jengis Lepesov (1945- Lepesov is beyond doubt one of the most famous and gifted contemporary painters coming out of Karakalapkstan. He was admitted to the Alma-Ata Art School. In 1970, Lepesov returned to Nukus where he worked in different techniques and represents the essence of the Karakalpak Avant-Garde. His works are distinguished by the decorative aspect and his expressive choice of vibrant colours, reflecting those of his own culture and environment.

Golden Autumn. Jengis Lepesov (1945- Lepesov is beyond doubt one of the most famous and gifted contemporary painters coming out of Karakalapkstan. He was admitted to the Alma-Ata Art School. In 1970, Lepesov returned to Nukus where he worked in different techniques and represents the essence of the Karakalpak Avant-Garde. His works are distinguished by the decorative aspect and his expressive choice of vibrant colours, reflecting those of his own culture and environment.

Sprout. 1969. Zholdasbek Kuttimuratov Having obtained his degree at the Tashkent republican Art School, Kuttimuratov was hired by Savitskiy as a restorer at the Museum. He became Savitskiy’s protégé and under his tutelage, Zholdasbek made great strides and became one of the leading figures in the art-scene of Karakalpakstan. In the second half of the 1960s, Kuttimuratov had gained a considerable reputation and participated in all major republican art exhibitions. Zholdasbek Kuttimuratov’s…

Sprout. 1969. Zholdasbek Kuttimuratov Having obtained his degree at the Tashkent republican Art School, Kuttimuratov was hired by Savitskiy as a restorer at the Museum. He became Savitskiy’s protégé and under his tutelage, Zholdasbek made great strides and became one of the leading figures in the art-scene of Karakalpakstan. In the second half of the 1960s, Kuttimuratov had gained a considerable reputation and participated in all major republican art exhibitions. Zholdasbek Kuttimuratov’s…

Still-life with a Peeling Mill. 1982.Jollibay Izentaev (1943- Graduated from the Tashkent Art school and later (1972) the Easel painting Department of the Tashkent Theatre and Art institute. The artist’s most favorite genres are still-life and portrait. The main source for his inspiration is the picturesque and colourful everyday life of his people. His still-lifes are expressive and colourful.

Still-life with a Peeling Mill. 1982.Jollibay Izentaev (1943- Graduated from the Tashkent Art school and later (1972) the Easel painting Department of the Tashkent Theatre and Art institute. The artist’s most favorite genres are still-life and portrait. The main source for his inspiration is the picturesque and colourful everyday life of his people. His still-lifes are expressive and colourful.

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