Vladimir Domogatsky

Born: 1876, Odessa
Died: 1939, Moscow

Sculptor, graphic artist, teacher, writer on art, barrister. Born in the family of a wealthy doctor called Nikolai Domogatsky in Odessa (1876). Spent his childhood in Lausanne (1877–85) and Kiev (1885–90). Moved to Moscow (1892), where he studied under Sergei Volnukhin (1895–1902) and Sergei Ivanov (1903–04) and at the Faculty of Law of Moscow University (1897–1902). Worked as a barrister and wrote a dissertation on the theory of copyright (1902–03). Studied marble sculpture in Paris (1907–08) and worked on a series of livestock sculptures (1909). Taught at the Imperial Stroganov Central School of Art and Industry in Mosow (1908–10). Member of the Moscow Fellowship of Artists (1914). Deputy chairman of the Council of Art Organisations of Moscow (1917–18), chairman of the Moscow Union of Sculptors (1918–19) and Society of Russian Sculptors (1923–30). Member of the central committee of Rabis (1919). Worked at the Humanitarian Pedagogical Institute (1920), State Academy of Artistic Sciences (1921–31) and VKhUTEIN in Moscow (1924–29). Headed the department of sculpture at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow (1923–25). Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1937). Professor and dean of sculpture at the Moscow Institute of Fine Arts (1937–39). Died in Moscow and buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery (1939). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1904). Contributed to the Salon d’Automne in Paris (1907), Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions in Moscow (1909), World of Art in Moscow (1916, 1917), All Creatures Great and Small: Russian Animal Art (18th to 21st Centuries) at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (2004) and one-man shows in Moscow (1935, 1957).

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