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Spring Evening. 1980

Milnikov Andrei,
Oil on cardboard
70 х 94

State Russian Museum

Пост. в 1983 от автора, Ленинград


Andrei Mylnikov worked in various genres. He was also an extraordinary landscapist. In many of his works, he acted as the voice of his native land, its beauty, and diversity. His subtle, delicate landscapes have an intimate character; they can be called mood landscapes. The artist was able to convey the pure, clear air, and the atmosphere itself of the spring evening. This is due in large part to the undiluted colour palette and the clear, well-structured composition.

Author's Biography

Mylnikov Andrei

Mylnikov, Andrei Andreevich (1919, Pokrovsk — 2012, St Petersburg)
Painter, graphic artist, monumentalist. Studied architecture (1937–1940) and painting (1940–1946) at the Ilya Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Contributed to exhibitions (from 1946). Taught at the Ilya Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (from 1947), headed the studio of monumental painting (from 1953). Professor (1957). Full member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1966). People’s Artist of the USSR (1976). Winner of the Stalin Prize for "On Peaceful Fields" (1951). Awarded a silver medal by the Ministry of Culture of the USSR for "Awakening" (1958).

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