Vyacheslav Klykov

Vyacheslav Klykov (1939–2006), Russian monumental sculptor. Studied at Kursk Pedagogical Institute and Vasily Surikov Institute of Art in Moscow. Member of the Union of Artists. Winner of the State Prize and Ilya Repin Prize. Honoured Artist of Russia, People's Artist of Russia.
Born: 1939, Marmyzhi (Kursk Region)
Died: 2006, Moscow

Sculptor. Father of sculptor Andrei Klykov (born 1962). Born in the family of Mikhail Klykov in the village of Marmyzhi in Kursk Region (1939). Graduated from Kursk Technical College of Construction (1959) and studied at the Faculty of Art of Kursk Pedagogical Institute (1960–62) and under Matvei Manizer and Nikolai Tomsky at the Faculty of Sculpture of the Vasily Surikov Institute of Art in Moscow (1962–68). Member of the Union of Artists (1969). Collaborated with Igor Vulokh (1970s). Designed a monument for the Nazi children’s camp in Konstantynów ?ódzki in Poland (1973), decor of the Natalia Sats Children’s Musical Theatre on Vernadsky Prospekt in Moscow (1976–79), statue of Maxim Gorky in Tverskaya Underground Station in Moscow (1979), figures of Mercury at the International Trade Centre on Krasnaya Presnya Embankment in Moscow (1980) and the Goddess of Love in Chekhov in Moscow Region (1985), memorial to the Heroes of the Front and Rear in Perm (1985) and Battle of Kursk memorial chapel in Prokhorovka in Belgorod Region (1995). Sculpted monuments to Mstislav Keldysh in Moscow (1984), Nikolai Rubtsov in Totma in Vologda Region (1986), Velimir Khlebnikov in Ruchi in Novgorod Region (1986), Konstantin Batyushkov in Vologda (1987), St Sergius of Radonezh in Radonezh in Moscow Region (1988), Mikhail Schepkin in Belgorod (1988), Archpriest Avvakum in Grigorovo in Nizhny Novgorod Region (1988), Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna at the Convent of St Martha and St Mary at 34 Bolshaya Ordynka Street in Moscow (1990), St Seraphim of Sarov in Sarov in Nizhny Novgorod Region (1991) and Korennaya Hermitage in Kursk Region (1998), Alexander Pushkin in Tiraspole (1991), Perm (1993), Arzamas (1999) and Sofia in Bulgaria (2001), St Cyril and St Methodius on Slavyanskaya Square in Moscow (1992), Basilica di San Clemente in Rome (1992) and Barboshina Polyana in Samara (2001), Igor Talkov at the Vagankovo Cemetery in Moscow (1993), Grand Prince Vladimir in Sebastopole (1993) and Belgorod (1998), Ivan Bunin in Oryol (1995), Marshal Georgy Zhukov on Manège Square in Moscow (1995) and Kalach-on-Don in Volgograd Region (1998), Peter the Great in Lipetsk (1996), Tsar Nicholas II in Taininskoe in Moscow Region (1996, vandalised by extremists in 1997, restored in 1998, vandalised by extremists in 1998, recreated in 2000), St Dmitry Donskoi in Dzerzhinsky in Moscow Region (1997), Nadezhda Plevitskaya in Vinnikovo in Kursk Region (1998), Ilya Muromets in Kaluga (1998) and Murom (1999), St Nicholas of Myra at the St Nicholas Ugresha Stauropegic Monastery in Dzerzhinsky in Moscow Region (1998), Mozhaisk in Moscow Region (1998) and Basilica di San Nicola in Bari in Italy (2001), St Alexander Nevsky in Kursk (2000), Batashev brothers in Vyksa in Nizhny Novgorod Region (2001), Pyotr Stolypin in Saratov (2002), St Olga in Pskov (2003), Soldier of the Preobrazhensky Regiment Sergei Bukhvostov on Preobrazhenskaya Square in Moscow (2003), Count Ioannis Antonios Kapodistrias on Greek Square in St Petersburg (2003), Admiral Alexander Kolchak in Irkutsk (2004), St Sabbas of Serbia in Belgrade (2004), Vasily Shukshin in Srostki in the Altai (2004), Praskovia Lupolova in Ishim in Tyumen Region (2004), Antonovka Apple in Kursk (2004), Marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky in Kursk (2005), Prince Svyatoslav the Brave in Zaporizhia in Ukraine (2005), Kholki in Belgorod Region (2005) and Chernyanka in Belgorod Region (2006), St George of Cappadocia in Ryazan (2006), Joanniki and Sophronius Lichud on Bogoyavlensky Lane in Moscow (2007) and Russian Guardsman of the Semyonovsky Regiment on Semyonovskaya Square in Moscow (2008). Winner of the State Prize (1978) and Ilya Repin Prize (1989), awarded a gold medal of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1988). Honoured Artist of Russia (1996), People’s Artist of Russia (1999). Member of Pamyat (1985–87) and the Fellowship of Russian Artists (1989). President of the International Foundation of Slavonic Writing and Culture (1989–2006) and chairman of the Union of the Russian People (2005–06). Worked in a studio at 33 Bolshaya Ordynka Street in Moscow. Died after a long illness in Moscow and buried in Marmyzhi in Kursk Province (2006). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1967), including Ljubljana Quadriennale (1973, grand prix) and the International Exhibition of Sculpture in Belgrade (1978, grand prix).

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