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Icebreakers on the Volga. 1921

Kuprin Alexander,
Oil on canvas
109 x 160

State Russian Museum

Пост. в 1986 от Т. С. Анисимовой-Куприной, вдовы художника, Москва


"Icebreakers on the Volga" is one of Kuprin’s most dynamic expressive landscapes with its precisely outlined forms and the sharp colour contrast. Here, the artist took liberties with his actual impressions of the Volga’s protective structures.

Author's Biography

Kuprin Alexander

Kuprin, Alexander Vasilievich
1880, Borisoglebsk, Tambov Gubernia — 1960, Moscow
Painter, graphic artist, monumentalist; painted still lifes and landscapes. Studied at the Voronezh School of Painting and Drawing (1896), at the Lev Dmitriev-Kavkazsky school in St Petersburg (1902–1904), under Konstantin Juon and Ivan Dudin at the School of Drawing and Painting (1905–1906) and at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1906–1910). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1908). Professor (1924). Corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (from 1954). Honoured Artist of the RSFSR.

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