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Bolshakov Valeriy Vasilyevich (1929 - ...)  Click to play

Valery Vasilievich Bolshakov was born in the village of Staroe Selo in Ivanovo region in 1929. Bolshakov studied lacquer art at the Palekh Art School from 1947 to 1952 under such excellent painter as I.P. Vakurov.

Valery Vasilievich took part in restoration of Peter the Great's smaller palace called Monplaisir at Peterhof in 1955-1958, did theatrical scenes painting for Moscow Gogol Dramatic Theatre in 1960-1961 ("Red Imps"). Also, the artist was the director of the Palekh Art School from 1983 to 1989. He prefers to paint themes from folklore, literature, and revolution. His best works are "9 January 1905", "Ilya of Murom", "We Were Never Even Friends", "In the Lasso", "On the Kulikovo Field", "Sivka-Burka", and "Sadko".

Works by Valery Vasilievich have been exhibited since 1955. Bolshakov was nominated to join the Artists' Union in 1957. His art pieces reside in collections of the State Museum of Palekh Art, Ivanovo Regional Art Museum, Yaroslavl Art Museum, and Nizhny Tagil Fine Arts Museum.

Reference: page 294 of Feoktistova T.E., 1999, "OGI", Moscow, 5-900241-63-7 ,

Reference: page 190 of Pirogova L., 1994, "PALEKH HISTORY AND MODERN TIME", ISKUSSTVO, ROSKNIGA, Moscow, ISBN 5-210-01301-4

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