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Sergei Grigoriev was born in Lugansk, Ukraine in 1910. He studied at the Zaporozhe Arts and Crafts School from 1923-26, then at Moscow VKHUTEMAS 1926-27: Kiev Art Institute 1928-32. He was active in Kharkov, Ukraine, 1932-34 before moving on to Kiev, Ukraine, thereafter. Began exhibiting 1932? Important shows include ‘Twenty Years of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army’, Moscow, 1938; ‘Industry of Socialsm’, Moscow, 1939; ‘All Union Art Exhibition’, Moscow, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951 and 1955.

He was known as a leading painter of everyday-life genre subjects late 1940’s-early 1950’s. Well known works include ‘Admission into the Komsomol’ (1949; Kiev Museum of Ukrainian Art); ‘The Goalkeeper’ (1949; Tretyakov Gallery); ‘Discussion of the Low Mark’ (1950; Tretyakov Gallery); ‘He’s come back’ (1954; Tretyakov Gallery). He taught at the Kharkov Art Institute 1933-34; at the Kiev Art Institute from 1934; head of creative studios of USSR Academy of Arts, Kiev, from 1962. Became a Soviet academician 1953/54? Awarded Stalin Prizes 1950, 1951; awarded the title ‘People’s Artist of the USSR’ 1974. Also a graphic artist. Died 1980’s.

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Artwork name: A Boy with Character

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Oil on canvas
100 x 70cm
(39 1/2" x 27 1/2")

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