Utkin Petr Savvich

Уткин, Пётр Саввич


UTKIN Peter Savich

October 9, 1877 (station near Saratov, Tambov) - October 17, 1934 (Leningrad)

painter, graphic artist, muralist.

born in the family of a railroad employee. As a child he took drawing lessons from the artist-lover AP Sheva in Saratov. In 1892-1895 attended evening classes Drawing school at Saratov Society lovers of fine arts, which led VV Konovalov. In 1895-1897, when he was a constant student of the school, worked under the guidance of Konovalov and GP Salvini-Barakki. Since the mid 1890's, often visited E V. Borisov-Musatov, enjoyed his advice. At the same time took his acquaintance in PV Kuznetsov, who later grew into friendship and fruitful cooperation.

In 1897 he moved to Moscow and continued his studies in MUZhViZ in AE Arkhipov, NA Kasatkin, Leonid Pasternak, and . Levitan, in the studio Korovin and Valentin Serov. For drawing was awarded a small silver medal. He was a member of artistic circles, led by PV Kuznetsov.

lived in Moscow and Saratov. In 1900, together with PV Kuznetsov took a boat trip down the Volga from Saratov to Simbirsk.

From 1898, he participated in exhibitions and has exhibited his works at the exhibition of Moscow Society of Art Lovers, in 1904 - at the exhibition "Scarlet Rose" in Saratov. In 1902, together with the PV Kuznetsov and Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin was prglashen paint the church Our Lady of Kazan in Saratov. In the early 1900's made friends in Mamontov, in 1903 he worked in his pottery workshop "Abramtsevo" in Butyrki (but pottery from sketches Utkin not known).

in 1907 was expelled from MUZhViZ. In the same year he became one of the organizers and active participants of the exhibition "Blue Rose" in Moscow. Engaged in a magazine and book graphics. In 1906-1909 worked with the magazine "Golden Fleece", performed iilyustratsii for books A. White "Silver Dove and E. Przybyszewski" Day of the vessel, designed the anthology "Primrose". In 1910 he joined the revived "The world of art».

In late 1900's - early 1910-s together with PV Kuznetsov and sculptor Matveev worked on the creation of decorative and park ensemble of the estate I . Zhukovsky Kuchuk-Coy in the Crimea, completed the painting of interiors and facades of houses. Regularly visited the Zhukovskii up until 1916.

After the revolution, lived in Saratov. Participated in the creation of the College of Fine Arts at Saratov Soviets. In 1918-1931 he taught at Saratov State of free art workshops and studios Proletkult. In 1924 it joined the union "4 Arts", took part in the exhibitions 1925, 1926 and 1928. Also exhibited their work at the Fair Society "Fire color" (1924 and 1925), AHRR (1925).

In 1931 he moved to Leningrad, where at the invitation of the Academy of Arts of the USSR became a professor at the picturesque Branch of the Institute of proletarian art (in 1932 renamed the Leningrad Institute of Painting, architecture and sculpture).

Utkin memorial exhibition in 1935 in Leningrad. In 1980 the Saratov State Art Museum im. A. H Radishcheva held a retrospective exhibition of works by the artist.

Utkin - one of the leading masters of the Commonwealth of the Symbolists "Blue Rose". His art, like the works of many of his comrades in the union inherent decorative, mysterious ways, exquisite color palette. The artist preferred the gentle ascetic colors with a predominance of blue and gold, seeking in this palette of extraordinary diversity of shades. His paintings, producing the impression of fantastic landscapes, Utkin wrote major traits, summing up the form and reaching the monumental scope, even in works of small size.

works are in collections of many museums, among them the State Tretyakov Gallery, State Russian Museum, Pushkin Museum im. Pushkin, Saratov State Art Museum. Radishshev and many others.

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