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Bryagin Alexander Ivanovich (1888 - 1948)  Click to play

Icon-painter. Restorer. Miniaturist. Pedagogue.

Born in the village of Mstera, in the family of icon-painters and restorers.

Worked in icon-painting studios in Moscow. Painted murals for churches. Engaged in restoration work (1903-1919, 1925-1931, 1937-1948).

Was the 1st to join "Old Russian Painting Artel" (1923-1925). Founder of the Mstera lacquered miniature painting school. Teacher of miniature painting at the Mstera Vocational Art School (1932-1937).

Gold Medal winner of the Paris World's Fair (1937). Member of the USSR Union of Artists since 1940.

Dmitriev N.G., 1986, "Mstera Made by Hand", Artist of RSFSR, Leningrad ,

Page 190 of: Dugina G. N., Pozdnyakova V. V., 1996, "THE ART OF MSTIORA. CATALOG OF MSTIORA ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS", Vladimir, POKROVA, 5-87393-002-3

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