Piotr Ivanovich Petrovichev (1874 Yaroslavl Governorate – 1998 Moscow
Material: Oil on carton
Dimension: 22 x 40 cm
About the Artist:
Peter Ivanovich Petrovichev was a Russian and Soviet landscape painter. He was born in the village of Vysokovo, Ugodichnaya Volost, Rostov County, Yaroslavl Province (now the Yaroslavl Region). Received an elementary art education in the Rostov Museum of Church Antiquities, where he met with Vasily Vereshchagin, who advised him to continue his studies in Moscow.
He studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1892-1903) with Isaac Levitan and Valentin Serov. He graduated from the school with a large silver medal and the title of “class artist”.
Member of the Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions and the Union of Russian Artists (since 1911; exhibitor since 1905).
In 1910 he took part in the XXXVIII exhibition of the Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions (in Moscow and St. Petersburg) and in the VII exhibition of the Union of Russian Artists. In 1911, Petrovichev’s architectural landscapes and interiors were purchased by the P. M. and S. M. Tretyakov, the Alexander III Museum and the Museum of the Academy of Arts.
In 1917 he had his first personal exhibition, which was shown from October 7th to November 5th in the Art Gallery at Bolshaya Dmitrovka. In the same year he married Olga Ernestovna Mathisen.
In 1924, eleven of Petrovichev’s works were exhibited at an exhibition of Russian art in New York. In 1927-1928, he participated in the organization of a new society, the Association of Realist Artists, at whose exhibition he exhibited his works.
In 1936 he took part in the first exhibition of landscape artists, organized in Moscow, where he exhibited 15 paintings.
From 1937 to 1943, he taught painting and drawing at the Moscow Regional Art School in memory of 1905.
During the Great Patriotic War, he participated in the night watches, dug trenches, built barricades, for which he was awarded the medal “For Valorous Labor during the Great Patriotic War”.
Piotr Ivanovich Petrovichev died on January 4, 1947 in Moscow, buried at Vagankovskoye cemetery (45th account).