Victor Sinaisky

Born: 1893, Mariupole
Died: 1968, Leningrad

Sculptor, teacher. Born in the family of Alexander Sinaisky in the Ukrainian port of Mariupole on the Sea of Azov (1893). Studied under Kyriakos Kostandi and Giuseppe Mormone at the Odessa School of Art (1913–16), Hugo Salemann and Vladimir Beklemishev at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1917) and Alexander Matveyev at the State Free Art Studios in Petrograd (1918–21). Taught at the Higher Courses of Decorative and Applied Art (1921–22), VKhUTEIN (1922–25), Sverdlovsk Technical College of Industry (1926–27), Ilya Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1929–51) and the Vera Mukhina School of Art and Industry in Leningrad (1951–65, professor). Died in Leningrad and buried at the Bolshaya Okhta Cemetery (1968). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1922), including St Petersburg: A Portrait of the City and its Citizens at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (2003).

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