Fyodor Bogorodsky

Born: 1895, Nizhny Novgorod
Died: 1959, Moscow
Socialist Realism

Painter, graphic artist, theatrical designer, teacher. Born in the family of a lawyer called Semyon Bogorodsky in Nizhny Novgorod (1895). Took private lessons in painting and drawing from Mikhail Le Blanc, P. Baklanov and M. Severov in Moscow (1914–16), studied at the Faculty of Law of Moscow University (1914–16) and under Abram Arkhipov at the VKhUTEMAS in Moscow (1922–24). Fought in the First World War (1916). Worked for the Nizhny Novgorod Revolutionary Tribunal, Don Fleet, Orenburg Province Extraordinary Commission and the Volga Region Revolutionary Military Tribunal (1918–21). Headed the eccentrics class at the Nikolai Forreger Theatre, working under the pseudonym of Ferry (1922). Member of the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (1924–28) and the Union of Artists (1932). Lived and worked in Germany and Italy (1928–30). Taught painting and drawing at the All-Union Institute of Cinematography (1938–59), professor (1938). Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1946), corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1947), chairman of the Moscow branch of the Union of Artists (from 1955). Died in Moscow and buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery (1959). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1916). Contributed to the exhibitions of Existence (1922), Fire-Colour (1925) and the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (1924–28).

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