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Kaurtsev Fedor Alexandrovich (1896 - 1963)  Click to play

Fedor Kaurtsev was born on December 23, 1896 in the village of Palekh, where he passed away on February 16, 1963. He studied in N.M. Safanov's studio from 1907-1912, then joined the Artel of Ancient Painting in 1928. He later taught at the Palekh Art School from 1943-1963.

Themes of Kaurtsev's work included literature, genre scenes and landscapes ("Vasili Tyorkin", "Dead Souls", "On the Volga", "Why Do You Cry, Maiden?", "The Last Campaign", "Birds", "The Postmaster", and "The Angler"). He had exhibited since 1933, and his works are now held in various museums, including the State Museum of Palekh Art, the Museum of Folk Art, the State Russian Museum, the Zagorsk State Historico-Art Museum-Preserve, and the Central Museum of the Armed Forces.

Reference: page 310 of Feoktistova T.E., 1999, "OGI", Moscow, 5-900241-63-7 ,

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