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Vasili Ivanovich Shukhaev

 (1887 - 1973)
Vasili Ivanovich Shukhaev was active/lived in Russian Federation, France.  Vasili Shukhaev is known for painting, graphics and theatre art.

Vasili Ivanovich Shukhaev

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Vasili Shukhaev was  Russian painter, graphic and theatre artist.  He was born in Moscow, studied at Stroganov College in 1897-1905 and at the Imperial Academy of Arts as a non-enrolled student in 1906-1912.

He began exhibiting in 1909.  During 1913-1914, on received grant, he traveled in Italy with his friend Alexander Jacovleff.  In 1914, he returned to Petrograd.   He taught in New Art Studio, Petrograd from 1915; at Imperial Academy of Arts from 1917; at Shtiglits Technical Drawing College in 1916-1918; at Petrograd Free Art Education Studios in 1918-1920.

Shukhaev was a member of Mir Iskusstva (World of Art) since 1917 and participated in it's exhibitions in 1918 (70 works), 1921 and 1927.

In 1920, he went to Finland, and in 1921 moved to Paris where he taught at the Russian Academy.  In 1928-1935 he traveled in France, and visited Spain and Morocco.  During this period, he participated in numerous exhibitions in Rome (1924), Dresden and Munich (1926 ), New York (1926 and 1928) and etc.

In 1935 he returned to Leningrad.  From 1937 till 1947 he was imprisoned in camp in Magadan. In 1947 he was rehabilitated and moved to Tbilisi, Georgia where he taught at Tbilisi Academy of Arts.  He died in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1973.

His works are in Musee du Luxembourg, Paris; Brooklyn Museum, New York and many others leading museums of Russia and Europe.


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Vasilij Ivanovic Suchaev (also Vasili Ivanovich Shukaev, Vassily Ivanovitch Shoukhaiev or Wassilij Iwanowitsch Schuchajeff) was born in Moscow.  In 1897 he entered the class of embossing at the Stroganov School of Industrial Art in 1897, where he studied under the guidance of I. I. Nivinsky, S.-V. Noakovsky and K. A. Korovin.  In 1906 he moved to St. Petersburg.  Between 1897 and 1905, he studied at the Stroganov School of Industrial Art, which was followed by some further training at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg.

Suchaev was then internationally active, including some years in Rome (1912-1914), St. Petersburg (1914-1920) or Paris (1921-1935). He started to exhibit his works in 1909 and was accepted as member by a number of different artist's associations.  Since 1917, Suchaev started to teach at the Imperial Academy of Arts, as well as in other institutes; in 1947, he became a permanent resident in Tbilisi, where he constantly held a class at the Academy of Arts.  He was not only a master of painting, but also active in graphic art and produced monumental and decorative theater settings. (cbo)

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About  Vasili Ivanovich Shukhaev

Born:  1887 - Moscow, Russia
Died:   1973 - Tbilisi, Georgia, Russia
Known for:  painting, graphics and theatre art