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Butorin Alexander Nikolaevich (1901 - 1959)  Click to play

Alexander Butorin was born in 1901 in the Village of Palekh, where he died in 1959. Butorin studied at the studios of the COmmittee of Trusteeship of Russian Icon Painting (1910), where his teacher was E.I. Styagov. He became a member of the Artel of Ancient Painting in 1929, and was instructed by I.I. Golikov and D.N. Butorin.

The themes of his works included literature, revolutionary subjects, genre scenes ("An Airplane Saves A Peasant From Wolves", "Aleko", "A Meeting", "Don Quixote", "Musicians", "Fox-hunting", "The Postmaster", "The Snowmaiden", "On the Seashore", and "The Reading of Newspapers"). Alexander also painted illustrations for books (A.S. Pushkin's "Fairy-Tales" jointly with A.I. Vatagin and D.N. Butorin, 1937).

Alexander Butorin's works are held in the State Museum of Palekh Art, the Zagorsk State Historico-Art Museum-Preserve, the Museum of Folk Art, Pushkin Museum, and the Central Museum of the Armed Forces.

Reference: page 192 of Pirogova L., 1994, "PALEKH HISTORY AND MODERN TIME", ISKUSSTVO, ROSKNIGA, Moscow, ISBN 5-210-01301-4

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