Sergei Malyutin

Born: 1859, Moscow
Died: 1937, Moscow

Painter, graphic artist, architect, applied artist, theatrical designer, illustrator, teacher. Born in a merchant’s family in Moscow (1859) and grew up in Voronezh (1862–80). Studied under Illarion Pryanishnikov, Vladimir Makovsky and Yevgraf Sorokin at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1881–86). Awarded two minor silver medals (1886) and the title of non-class artist (1890). Taught at the Elizabeth Institute in Moscow (1891–93), Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1903–17) and the State Free Art Studios/VKhUTEMAS (1918–23). Member of the Moscow Fellowship of Artists (1896), World of Art (1900), Union of Russian Artists (1903), Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (1915) , Moscow Art Society (1923) and the Society of Realist Artists (1927), founding member of the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (1922). Collaborated with Konstantin Korovin on the Far North pavilion at the Pan-Russian Exhibition of Industry and Agriculture in Nizhny Novgorod (1896). Designed sets and costumes for Sergei Mamontov’s Private Russian Opera in Moscow (1896–1902) and the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg (1911–13). Illustrated traditional Russian fairytales (1890s) and the works of Alexander Pushkin (1897, 1898, 1910, 1913). Credited with designing and painting the first Russian matryoshka doll at Sergiev Posad (1899). Headed the joinery and ceramic studios at Princess Maria Tenisheva’s Talashkino estate (1900–03). Designed the Teremok library at Talashkino (1901–03), Russian Historical Museum in Smolensk (1904–05) and the Pertsev House on Prechistenka Embankment in Moscow (1905–07). Academician of painting (1914). Drew posters for the Russian Telegraph Agency (1918–21) and worked for the Moscow Provincial Trade Union of Art Workers (1919–23). Painted portraits in a realistic style (1920s–30s). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1881). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (from 1881), Moscow Society of Lovers of the Arts (1888, 1890, 1892, 1895), Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (1891, 1913–17, 1922), Moscow Fellowship of Artists (1893–96, 1900), Munich Sezession (1898), Exhibition of Russian and Finnish Artists (1898), World of Art (1899–1901, 1903, 1921), 36 Artists (1902), Union of Russian Artists (1903–17, 1922, 1923), Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (1922–26, 1928), Society of Realist Artists (1927, 1928), Socialist Construction in Soviet Art (1930, 1931), Artists of the RSFSR Over Fifteen Years (1932–34), Exposition Universelle in Paris (1900, silver medal), international exhibitions in Munich (1898) and Rome (1911) and the exhibitions of Russian art in Paris (1906), Berlin (1906, 1922), Vienna (1908) and the United States (1924–25, 1929). Honoured Artist of the RSFSR.

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