Mikhail Shemyakin

Born: 1875, Moscow
Died: 1944, Moscow

Painter, teacher. Born in the family of Fyodor Shemyakin in Moscow (1875). Studied under Valentin Serov and Konstantin Korovin at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1892–99, 1903–06) and at Anton Ažbè’s school in Munich (1901–02). Married the daughter of Czech violinist Jan H?ímalý and had a son called Mikhail (1908). Member of the Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (1908), honorary member of the Manes society in Prague (1900s). Taught at the State Free Art Studios/VKhUTEMAS/Moscow Institute of Fine Arts (1919–43). Died in Moscow (1944). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1894). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Moscow Society of Lovers of the Arts (1904–09), Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (1905, 1907–23), Union of Russian Artists (1906), Moscow Fellowship of Artists (1908), World of Art (1921), 22 Artists (1927), Society of Moscow Artists (1928, 1929) and Die erste russische Kunstausstellung in the Galerie Van Diemen at 21 Unter den Linden in Berlin (1922).

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