Pavel Shillingovsky

Born: 1881, Chișinău (Bessarabia Province)
Died: 1942, Leningrad

Engraver, draughtsman, painter, teacher. Born in the family of Alexander Shillingovsky in Chi?in?u in Bessarabia (1881). Studied at the Odessa Society of Art (1895–1900) and under Ilya Repin and Dmitry Kardovsky (1901–11) and Johann Wilhelm Mathé (1912–14) at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1901–14). Awarded the title of artist (1914). Academician (1914). Created the St Petersburg: Ruins and Rebirth album (1922–23). Founding member of the Sixteen group. Founder and dean of the Faculty of Printing at the VKhUTEMAS/VKhUTEIN in Petrograd (1921–29). Collaborated with the Academia publishing house (1929–36), illustrated Russian fairytales for Academia (1932). Created and headed the graphic studio of the Ilya Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1936–41). Professor (1939), doctor of art criticism (1941). Died of hunger during the Siege of Leningrad and buried alongside other professors of the Academy of Arts in a mass grave on Decembrists’ Island near the Smolensk Cemetery (1942). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1913), including the World of Art (1913).

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