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"PARTING IGOR WITH YAROSLAVNA" JEWELRY BOX

Fomichev, Ivan Aleksandrovich

1957

Mstera

КП МНИ 12826, НЛМ 67

Papier-mâche, lacquer, tempera, melted gold, miniature painting

5,4х17,1х12,2 cm

Lacquer department

I.A. Fomichev was born in Mstyora in the family of icon-painters, finished Mstyora icon-painting school (1902-1907), worked in icon-painting workshops in Mstyora and Moscow, and created mural paintings for the Old Believer's prayer houses in Kharkov and Nizhny Novgorod. In 1937 he became a member of the group "Proletarian art", and in 1994 – of the USSR Artists' Union. In 1949 he was awarded with the title of the Honoured artist of RSFSR, and in 1965 he was named People's artist of RSFSR. Among his awards one can also mention State Prize of I.E. Repin (1970) and the Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1970). Since 1943 he had been teaching miniature painting at Mstyora professional artistic school.