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GERASIMOV Sergey Vasilievich

September 26, 1885 (Mozhaysk) — April 20, 1964 (Moscow)

Painter, graphic artist

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GERASIMOV Sergey Vasilievich

September 26, 1885 (Mozhaysk) — April 20, 1964 (Moscow)

Painter, graphic artist

Sergey Gerasimov was born to a peasant family. He studied at school and college in Mozhaysk. In 1901 he moved to Moscow, entered the Central Stroganov School of Industrial Art. He studied under the guidance of S. V. Ivanov and S.-V. Noakovsky (1901–1907). Gerasimov continued hid education at Moscow School of painting, sculpture and architecture (MUZhVZ) under K. A. Korovin (1907–1911). At the same time he studied lithography under the guidance of S. S. Glagol, practiced at the I. D. Sytin’s Printing House. Since 1906 Gerasimov participated in the exhibitions of Moscow Salon.

In 1912–1914 Gerasimov taught painting and drawing at the Art School under the Sytin’s Printing House. In 1914 he was called up for military service. After demobilization in 1917, he headed and taught in the School of typographic art under the First Model Printing House (former Sytin’s Printing House). Gerasimov took part in festive decoration of Moscow streets and squares for revolutionary holidays.

Gerasimov lived in Moscow; in summers he worked in Mozhaysk, where he organized his own workshop in 1915. In 1921 Gerasimov joined the group Mir Iskusstva (“World of Art”). Since 1922 he was a member and exhibitor of the society Makovets. In 1920–1927 he taught in the Higher State Artistic and Technical Workshops (VKhUTEMAS), in 1927–1929 — in the Higher Art Technical Institute (VKhUTEIN); he became a professor. In 1925 he made a trip to Italy, Greece, and Turkey. In 1926 he visited Novgorod and Pskov; created a series of drawings and paintings on peasant life and nature of those places.

In 1926 Gerasimov joined the Society of Moscow artists, in 1930 — the Association of the artists of the Revolution (AKhR). In 1930–1936 he taught in Moscow Polygraphic Institute, in 1936–1950 — in Moscow Art Institute, where he was a dean of the faculty of painting, in 1946–1948 he headed the Institute. Gerasimov acquired a reputation of cautious liberal; it became the reason for discharge of Gerasimov.

During the Great Patriotic War in 1941–1943, Gerasimov was evacuated to Samarkand. He drew a series of watercolors Moscow — Samarkand — Moscow. In 1947 he was a member of the USSR Academy of Arts. In 1950–1964 he was a professor and director of Moscow Higher Institute of Industrial Art (former Stroganov School). In 1955–1961Gerasimov traveled through Europe. He worked a lot in book graphic art. He designed the books by N. A. Nekrasov and M. Gorky. He created special style of easel illustration. In 1966 he was awarded the Lenin prize posthumously.


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