Vyacheslav Pakulin

Born: 1900, Rybinsk
Died: 1951, Leningrad
Socialist Realism

Painter, graphic artist, decorator. Born in the family of Vladimir Pakulin in Rybinsk (1900). Moved to Petrograd (1916), where he studied under Alexei Karev, Josif Shkolnik and Vladimir Lebedev at the Baron Stieglitz Central School of Technical Drawing (1916–17, 1919 (?), 1920–22) and Alexei Karev and Alexander Savinov at the VKhUTEMAS (1922–25). Lived in Rybinsk (1917–18). Attended Vsyevolod Meyerhold’s master-classes on stage production (1918) and worked as a designer at the Decorative Institute (from 1922). Member of the Unification of New Trends in Art (1922), founding member (1926) and chairman (1927–32) of the Circle of Artists, board member of the Leningrad branch of the Union of Artists (from 1932). Worked in the Donbass (1932) and helped to paint the Cotton panel for the All-Union Exhibition of Agriculture (1935) and the Physical Culture panel for the Soviet pavilion at the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne in Paris (1937). Lived and worked in Marienburg (1937–41). Painted gouaches from life during the Siege of Leningrad (1941–44). Died in Leningrad and buried at the Bolshaya Okhta Cemetery (1951). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1922). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Unification of New Trends in Art (1922) and the Circle of Artists (1926–32).

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