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 Vsevolod Voinov

Born:   1 March 1880
Deceased:   12 November 1945

Russian Soviet painter, graphic artist, stage designer and art critic.


Vsevolod Voinov studied at School of the Society for Encouragement of Arts, where he majored in drawing and xylography. From 1907 to 1911 the artist worked in theaters. In 1910 he got a post in the office of the Imperial Hermitage. In 1919 he shifted to the engraving department and turned into one of its biggest experts, and a prominent art critic. At the same time he remained a prolific graphic artist and wood engraver.
Vsevolod Voinov became a member of the Community of Artists and the World of Art group. At the end of 1935 the Leningrad Regional Association of Artists organized Vsevolod Voinov’s personal exhibition presenting 182 of his works made from 1921 to 1935. In 1936 the artist gave wood-cut engraving over and embraced etching. The year 1938 saw two exhibitions of Vsevolod Voinov in Moscow: Our Homeland in the Soviet Engraving held in the Fine Arts Museum and then in May and his personal exhibition in I. I. Nivinsky’s etching studio.
During World War II Vsevolod Voinov was evacuated to Alma-Ata, where he worked as a film costume designer. In 1945 the artist returned to Leningrad.
Works by Vsevolod Voinov are kept in large-scale art museums, such as the Pushkin House, Arts Academy, and the Russian Museum.

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