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Klipov Alexander Nikolaevich (1942 - ...)  Click to play

Alexander Klipov was born in 1942 in the village of Karmanikha. He studied at the Palekh Art School from 1963-1968, and worked at the Palekh Art Workshop since his graduation. Klipov became a member of the Artists Union in 1976, and was the winner of the Lenin Komsomol Prize in 1978.

Themes of Klipov's work include folklore, literature, revolutionary subjects, and genre scenes. Important works by Klipov include "Evening in Mikhailovskoye", "My Calico Land", "Lay of teh Krasnaya Talka", "My Friend of Bitter Days", "The Gardens of the Lyceum", and "The Princess Frog". His works have been featured in exhibitions since 1970, and many are now held in various museums, including the All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Applied Art, the State Museum of Palekh Art, the Ivanovo Regional Art Museum, and the Art Foundation of Russia.

In addition to lacquer miniature, Klipov also paints murals (frescos in the "Ruslan" Cinema in Pushkin, 1970-1971; Palace of Culture and Technology in Ivanovo, 1974; Fairy-tale halls in the Children's Musical Theater in Moscow, 1979-1981). He's also done scene painting, designing the Russian part of the concert program of the Leningrad Ballet Company "Choreographic Miniatures", directed by L. Yakobson, 1970-1971.

Reference: page 195 of Pirogova L., 1994, "PALEKH HISTORY AND MODERN TIME", ISKUSSTVO, ROSKNIGA, Moscow, ISBN 5-210-01301-4

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