Afanasiev Alexey Fedorovich
1850–no later 1921  

Афанасьев, Алексей Фёдорович


AFANASYEV Alexei Fyodorovich

November 30, 1850 (St. Petersburg) - no later than 1921 (Siberia (?))

Painter, graphic artist

Son court cook. He studied at the Reformed school. Since 1871 in the service at the imperial court stoker, from 1878 - a lackey. At the same time as a student attended classes volnoslushayuschego IAH (1872-1880). In 1877, for drawing from nature was awarded a small bonus medal. In 1879, he filed a petition to the Board of IAH on the permanent student enrollment, which was rejected.

lived in St. Petersburg. He worked mainly in the field of genre painting in line "peredvizhnicheskoy" tradition. Engaged in lithography, turned to the techniques watercolor, tempera. Participated in exhibitions TPHV (1889-1918, with interruptions, from 1918 - Member of the Association), 36-year-artists (1902-1903), the New Society of Artists (1904, 1910), the Society of Russian watercolourists (1905, 1910), the Union of Russian artists (1906-1907), the Association of South Russian Artists (1907, 1915), the Association of Independent (1911-1916), the Society of Artists. AIKuindzhi (1918), in the First State Free Exhibition of Works of Art (1919), the Community of Artists (1921).

In 1887-1905 he taught at the Drawing School Society for the Encouragement of Arts, until 1903 led the class drawing pen and ornament, until 1905 - full-scale class. Since 1896 written 4 cardboard exterior mosaics and 8 cartons of mosaics inside the church of Resurrection (Savior on Spilled Blood). He was engaged in book and magazine graphics, created a cycle of illustrations for the tales of Pushkin, the works of P. Ershov, and AK Tolstoy.

In 1905 he moved to Penza, having received the appointment of the Director of Penza Art College. ND Seliverstov. In 1906, became one of the initiators of the organization Mug Penza artists. In 1909 he resigned from his post as director and left the town in protest against the expulsion from Penza school teacher AI Vakhrameeva, accused of inciting students to anti-government riots.

From 1912 worked in the journals Lukomorie "," Fragments "," clown "," Twinkle "," Virgin Soil "," World illustration "," Painter "," Journal for all ", putting in their drawings and cartoons. Repeated visits to Russia.

Works Afanas'eva are in many museum collections, including the State Tretyakov Gallery, Pushkin Museum im. Pushkin, Ulyanovsk Regional Art Museum, Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts. MAVrubel and others.

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