19 facts about Sergey Gerasimov

By Gwylym Owen

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Sergey Vasilyevich Gerasimov (Russian: Серге́й Васи́льевич Гера́симов; 26 September [O.S. 14 September] 1885 in Mozhaysk, current Moscow Oblast – 20 April 1964 in Moscow) was a Soviet and Russian painter.

Gerasimov was a student of artist Konstantin Korovin, and as a young artiste he well ahead went on to associate the Makovets group. His beforehand watercolors are considered masterpieces and be in a tendency toward modernism that is less pronounced in his well along work. In the 1920s and 1930s, he taught at the permit art intellectual Vkhutemas, and expected posters and painted works pleased to the supplementary Communist supervision in a style cutting edge known as Socialist realism.

Despite this he was known throughout the Russian art world to be a liberal thinker whose paintings showed the influences of Impressionism and other innovative movements. Under Joseph Stalin these tendencies placed him in aesthetic opposition to his nemesis (and ironic namesake) Aleksandr Gerasimov.

During the Stalin era, Sergey Gerasimov was demoted from his perspective of director of the Russian Artists’ Union and replaced by Aleksandr Gerasimov. During the mature of World War II, Sergey Gerasimov, along in imitation of most of the gift and student body of the Surikov Art Institute were moved from Moscow to the ancient caravan city of Samarkand.

Some of Gerasmov’s most famous works were painted during this period and ham it up scenes of the outdated oriental city of Samarkand. Many of these paintings are upon display to this day at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. With the death of Stalin and the rise of Nikita Khrushchev, Sergey Gerasmimov was re-instated as the head of the Russian Artists’ Union, a outlook he held until his death in 1964.

Some of Gerasimov’s most well-known students that he came in open with and taught at the Surikov Art Institute include; Fedor Z. Zakharov, Vladimir Stozharov, Alexey and Sergey Tkachyov, Yury P. Kugach, Aleksei Gritsai, Gely Korzhev, and many extra important Soviet artists.

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