Alexander Schipitsyn

Born: 1897, Nizhny Novgorod
Died: 1943, Moscow

Painter, graphic artist. Born in the family of a peasant called Vasily Schipitsyn in Nizhny Novgorod (1897). Studied under Alexander Kuprin at the Nizhny Novgorod Technical College of Art (1921–25) and under Aleksandrs Dr?vi?š, Robert Falk and David Sterenberg at the VKhUTEMAS/VKhUTEIN in Moscow (1925–30). Member of the Society of Easel Artists (late 1920s) and the Russian Association of Proletarian Artists (1931–32). Helped Vladimir Tatlin to construct the Letatlin glider in his studio at the Novodevichy Convent (1929–32). Painted works based on impressions from hunting trips to the village of Vzvoz on the River Kerzhenets in Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod) Region (1930s). Died in Moscow (1943). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1929), including All Creatures Great and Small: Russian Animal Art (18th to 21st Centuries) at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (2004).

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