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 Sergey Konenkov

Born:   July 10, 1874
Deceased:   December 9, 1971

Well-known Soviet artist and sculptor


Sergey Konenkov was born into a peasant family in the Karakovichi Village of the Smolensk Province on July 10, 1874.

He started his art education in the Moscow Painting, Sculpture and Architecture School and continued in the Higher Art School of the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg.
In 1897 he made a trip across Europe: visited Germany, Italy, and France. In 1912 he travelled in Egypt and Greece.
In 1923 Sergey Konenkov and his wife Margarita Vorontsova went to the USA to take part in an exhibition of the Russian and Soviet art. Initially the trip was planned to last for a few months but it lingered on for 22 years.
Following the personal order of Joseph Stalin the artist and all his works were transported by the Soviet authorities’ steamship to the USSR in 1945. The sculptor was provided with a personal art studio in the Gorky Street.
Sergey Konenkov died on December 9, 1971 and was laid down to rest at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow.

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