Alexander Andreyev

Born: 1887, Staraya Salyn (Oryol Province)
Died: 1941, Leningrad

Painter, graphic artist, theatrical designer, decorator, teacher. Born in the family of Alexander Andreyev in the village of Staraya Salyn in Oryol Province (1887). Studied at the New School of Painting in St Petersburg (1906–10), under Mikhail Ivanov, Dmitry Kiplik and François Rouband at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1907–10) and in Dmitry Kardovsky’s studio (1910–15). Member of Triangle (1908–10), New School (1917), Sorabis (1919), Unification of New Trends in Art (1922–23), Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (1922–27) and the Union of Artists (1932). Founding member and chairman of the Initiative Link of Professional Artists (1917). Professor of the State Free Art Studios in Petrograd (1918–21), headed the Department of Art of Proletcult in Petrograd/Leningrad (1922–30) and taught at the Institute of Proletarian Fine Art in Leningrad (1930–32). Painted genre pictures depicting everyday life in the Soviet Union (1930s). Died in the Siege of Leningrad (1941). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1906), including St Petersburg: A Portrait of the City and its Citizens at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (2003).

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