Alexander Vedernikov

Born: 1898, Gorodets (Nizhny Novgorod Province)
Died: 1975, Leningrad

Painter, graphic artist, ceramicist, teacher. Born in the family of Semyon Vedernikov in Gorodets in Nizhny Novgorod Province (1898). Studied under Alexander Kuprin and Arthur von Wiesen at the Nizhny Novgorod Technical College of Art (1921–23) and under Osip Braz and Alexei Karev at the VKhUTEMAS/VKhUTEIN in Leningrad (1924–27). Defended a diploma at the Ilya Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1954). Interested in Post-Impressionist painting, particularly the landscapes of Albert Marquet (late 1920s). Member of the Circle of Artists (1928–32). Worked at the experimental lithographic studio of the Leningrad branch of the Union of Artists (from 1939). Taught at the Ilya Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1936–37), Leningrad Institute of Engineers of Communal Construction (1937–41) and the Leningrad Institute of Engineering and Construction (1951–60). Died in Leningrad (1975). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1927). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Circle of Artists (1928–32).

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