Vassili Yakovlevich (Vasily) Sitnikov
(1915 - 1987)
Vassili Yakovlevich (Vasily) Sitnikov was active/lived in New York / Russian Federation. Vassili Sitnikov is known for Russian city scene, nude figure, buildings painting, teaching, animation.
Biography Vassili Yakovlevich (Vasily) Sitnikov
The personality and life of artist Vasily Sitnikov (1915–1987) are amazing. Sitnikov was an extraordinary person, very interesting but at times hard to communicate with. He was one of the most vivid “landmark” figures of the post-war nonconformist art of Russia.
Unfortunately, history has not preserved many records of the life and creative and teaching activities of this artist, ‘a living legend’ in his time.
Sitnikov Vasily Yakovlevich was born in Novo-Rakitino Settlement of Tambov Province on August 19 (September 1), 1915 into a family of peasants that moved to Moscow in 1921. In 1933 he studied in Moscow Ship Mechanics School dreaming to sail to faraway lands; there he took to making models of sailing vessels.
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