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Dydykin Aristarkh Alexandrovich (1874 - 1954)  Click to play

Aristarkh Alexandrovich Dydykin was born in 1874 in Palekh and died in 1954. At the age of nine he was admitted as an apprentice to Safonov's icon workshop, where he studied under P.V. Vakurov, and by age fifteen, Aristarkh started to work on his own.

The themes that inspired Dydykin were folklore, literature, contemporary and genre scenes. The most successful works by the artist are "Rebellion of Peasants", "In Ford", "Viy" (based on Gogol's short story), "Demyan's Fish Soup", "Dobrynia Nikitich", "Shrovetide", "On the Grey Wolf", "On the Magic Carpet", "Falconry", "The Passer-by", "The Way of Freedom", "Send-off to the Red Army", "The Bird Mongol", "Reflection at the Main Entrance", "Liberation of Women", "Ratmir at the Walls of the Magic Palace", "Cossack Galloped through the Vale", "Husband's Father", "Taras Bulba", and "Picking of Hay".

Aristarkh Alexandrovich painted icons and murals in Moscow, Petersburg and other cities of Russia. Before joining the Artel of Ancient Painting in 1926, the master worked on the land. He taught technical school from 1928-1934. Apart from lacquer miniatures, he also painted porcelain, did illustrations for books, and worked as an interior decorator.

His pieces can be seen in museuems throughout Russia, including Moscow, Leningrad, Ivanovo, and Palekh.

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

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