Sergei Vinogradov

Born: 1869, Bolshie Soli (Kostroma Province)
Died: 1938, Riga

Painter, graphic artist, illustrator, teacher. Born in the village of Bolshie Soli in Kostroma Province (now Nekrasovskoe in Yaroslavl Region) in the family of a rural priest called Arseny Vinogradov (1869). Studied under Yevgraf Sorokin, Vladimir Makovsky, Illarion Pryanishnikov and Vasily Polenov at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1880–89) and under Bogdan Gottfried Willewalde and Carl Wenig at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1889). Awarded minor silver medals (1885, 1886) and a major silver medal and the title of class artist (1888). Lived in Kharkiv (1891–96), where he taught drawing in a trade school. Returned to Moscow (1896), where he collaborated with the Alexei Stupin Publishing House and taught at the Stroganov School of Art and Industry (1897–1913). Joined the Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (1899–1901) and visited Europe with collector Mikhail Morozov (1902). Founding member of the Union of Russian Artists (1903, chairman 1910–24), member of the Oryol Society of Fine Arts (from 1911). Academician of painting (1912), full member of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1916). Lived and worked at Konstantin Korovin’s dacha at Gurzuf in the Crimea (1915–17). Helped to decorate the Moscow Kremlin on the first anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution (1918). Headed the committee organising the travelling exhibition of Russian art to the United States and Canada (1923–24). Accompanied the exhibition to New York (1924) and moved to Riga (1924), where he taught in the studio of Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky (from 1924) and opened his own private school (1926). Painted landscapes in Latgale (1920s–30s), views of the Pskov Monastery of the Caves (1928–29) and portraits of priests in the Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ in Riga (late 1930s). Published memoirs of pre-revolutionary art life in Moscow in the Segodnya newspaper (1930s). Died of pneumonia in Riga and buried at the Pokrova kapi (1938). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1884). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (from 1884), Moscow Society of Lovers of the Arts (1889–1901, 1908–10), Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (1892–99, 1901), Moscow Fellowship of Artists (1894, 1895, 1898), 36 Artists (1901, 1902), World of Art (1901–03, 1906), Union of Russian Artists (1903–23), Artists for Comrade Warriors in Moscow (1914), Moscow Art Circle (1918), Second State Exhibition of Pictures (1918–19), The Peasant in Russian Painting (1924), Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (1925), international exhibitions in Düsseldorf (1904), Munich (1909, 1913; gold medals), Venice (1910) and Rome (1911), exhibitions of Russian art in Berlin (1906), Paris (1906, 1910, 1931), Prague (1914, 1928), New York (1924), Pittsburgh (1925), Copenhagen (1927), Amsterdam (1930), Belgrade (1930, 1936) and London (1935), exhibitions of the Latvijas Kult?ras fonds (1935, 1937) and Est?tika (1935, 1938) and one-man shows in Riga (1925, 1935, 1936–37).

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