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Mokin Sergey Alexandrovich (1891 - 1945)  Click to play

Sergey Mokin (1891-1945) was a miniature artist and one of the founders of Kholuy lacquer miniature. Born in the village of Kholuy, he studied at the Kholuy Icon Painting School of E.A. Zarin, which he completed in 1908. He then studied fresco painting at the Moscow Icon-Painting Chamber (1909-1910). Mokin worked as a draftsman for the Orenburg Gubernia Food Committee beginning in 1918. He then moved to work in Nizhniy Novgorod in 1921, then to Yuzha in 1924, where he was a workers' club decorator.

Later, Mokin taught at the Apprentice Team School from 1934-1943, and at the Kholuy Art School from 1943-1945. He was awarded the bronze medal at the 1937 Paris Exhibition. Mokin's major works include "Ready for Work and Defence" (1936), "Rest" (1936), "Tsar Saltan" (1937), "Tilling the Land" (1930s), "The Call of Stepan Razin" (1943), and "The Fountain of Bakhchisarai" (1945).

Soloviova L. N., 1991, "KHOLUY LACQUERED MINIATURES", INTERBOOK, Moscow, 5-7664-0696-7

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