Nikolai Yeryshev

Born: 1936, Apsheronskaya (Krasnodar Region)
Died: 2004, Orenburg
Severe Style

Painter, graphic artist. Born in the family of a policeman called Pavel Yeryshev in the village of Apsheronskaya (now the town of Apsheronsk) in Krasnodar Region (1936). Studied at the Krasnodar School of Art (1950–56) and under Alexander Deineka and Dmitry Zhilinsky at the Vasily Surikov Institute of Art in Moscow (1956–62). Lived and worked in Orenburg (from 1962). Member of the Union of Artists (1965). Awarded a silver medal by the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1979). Chairman of the Orenburg Union of Artists (1980s). People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1986), honorary citizen of Orenburg (1988). Died in Orenburg (2004). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1955), including Times of Change: Art in the Soviet Union (1960–85) at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (2006) and one-man shows in Moscow (1973) and Orenburg (1996).

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