Anna Vasilyeva

Born: 1902, Verkhneufimsk
Died: 1991, Moscow

Artist. Born in Verkhneufimsk in the family of Fyodor Vasilyev (1902). Graduated from grammar school and school of music in Omsk (1919). Moved to Moscow (1923). Graduated from the VKhUTEIN (1930). Worked in Dmitry Kardovsky’s studio. Worked in portraiture and fabric design. Designed festive decorations and exhibition layouts for museums. Arrested as the “member of the family of a traitor” (1938). Sentenced by a special board to five years imprisonment followed by three years loss of rights. Served her sentence at the Akmolinsk Camp for Wives of Traitors and Dolinka and Spassk of Karlag. Joined in exile by her son Gai Protopopov (1942). Designed the sets for a production of Boris Asafiev’s ballet The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (score written from memory by the prisoner Sher). Painted rugs made from newspaper and drew portraits of fellow inmates. Returned to Moscow (after 1953). Rehabilitated (1956). Died in Moscow (1991).

Random articles