(1921 - 2004)
Valerian Formozov was active/lived in Russian Federation. Valerian Formozov is known for painting.
Biography Valerian Formozov
Valerian Formozov was born in 1921 into the family of a priest in the village of Tepelevo, in Russia's Gorky region. In 1937 he entered the Art School of Gorky. He became a Red Army soldier in 1940, and served in the Great Patriotic War. In 1946, he was awarded the Patriotic War Order for his valor and received a number of medals.
Upon his release from the army, he entered the Latvian Art Academy in Riga where he studied under Edward Kalnynsh and Jan Tilberg. He graduated from the Gorky Art School in 1949 and from the Latvian Art Academy in 1952. Formozov taught at Latvia's two leading art schools in Riga from 1952 to 1964. In 1953 he was invited to join the Union of Artists of Latvia. He was chos
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