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Blokhin Alexey Alexandrovich (1903 - 1969)  Click to play

Aleksey Blokhin, lacquer miniature artist, was born in the village of Palekh on February 28, 1903, died in Moscow in 1969. Son of A.I. Blokhin. Member of the Artists' Union since 1953.

Aleksey Alexandrovich studied in the workshop of the Committee for the Patronage of Russian Icon Painting in 1911-1915 under I.M. Bakanov. Then he studied at the A.P. Bolshakov Studio in Moscow (1915-1917). He permanently moved to Moscow in 1921 where he did mural painting, designed stage sets and worked as a decorative artist.

Themes of his works: literature, history, portraits, subjects inspired by Golikov's hunting scenes and troikas ("The crushing of the Germans in battle of Moscow", "On the seashore", portraits of public figures and statesmen). Began exhibiting in 1933. His works are displayed in All-Russia Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art; All-Russia Pushkin Museum; Kaluga Regional Art Museum, Irkutsk Regional Museum of Local History, Nizhny Taghil Museum of Fine Arts.

Information on this artist can be found in these books:

1. Bratchikova Ye. K., 1996, MINIATURISTS OF PALEKH. NAME REFERENCE, RUSSLIT, Moscow, ISBN 5-7739-0001-7, ISBN 5-86508-035-0: page 24.

2. Pirogova L., 1994, PALEKH HISTORY AND MODERN TIME, ISKUSSTVO, ROSKNIGA, Moscow, ISBN 5-210-01301-4: pages 179, 191.

3. Feoktistova T.Ye., 1999, PALEKH ON THE THRESHOLD OF THE THIRD MILLENIUM. (Catalogue of the exhibition), O G I, Moscow, ISBN 5-900241-63-7: page 295.

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