Alexander Vakhrameyev

Born: 1874, Permogorye (Vologda Province)
Died: 1926, Leningrad

Painter, graphic artist, illustrator. Born in the family of a priest called Ivan Vakhrameyev in the village of Permogorye in Vologda Province (1874). Graduated from Arkhangelsk Religious Seminary (1894) and moved to St Petersburg (1895), where he studied under Ilya Repin at the Princess Maria Tenisheva School of Art (1895) and under Pawel Kowalewski at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1898–1904). Collaborated with the Chout (1902) and Spring (1914) magazines, edited and published the Gamayun magazine (1906). Member of the New Society of Artists (1905), Fellowship of Independents (1910, chairman), Arkhip Kuindzhi Society (1917) and the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (1925). Painted landscapes of Murmansk and Arkhangelsk Provinces (1907–10), revolutionary scenes (1909), views of Veliky Ustyug (1910), Street and White Nights (1910–14), Scenes and Types (1917–21) and portraits of members of the Arkhip Kuinji Society (1920–21). Decorated the St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia (1912). Taught at the Nikolai Seliverstov School of Art in Penza (1906–09), School of Drawing of the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (1912–18) and the VKhUTEMAS/VKhUTEIN (1920–25, professor from 1921). Died in Leningrad and buried at the Smolensk Cemetery (1926). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1902). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1902–10), New Society of Artists (1905–07), Society of Russian Watercolourists (1907–10), Fellowship of Independents (1910–16), Arkhip Kuinji Society (1917–28), First State Free Exhibition of Works of Art (1919), Mignon (1920), Exhibition of Pictures of Petrograd Artists of All Directions (1923), Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (1924–26) and posthumous one-man shows in Leningrad/St Petersburg (1927, 2000).

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