Alexsandr Drevin

1889-1938 Latvia/Impressionism

 

Brief Biography-Alexsandr Drevin of Cēsis, Latvia, was first tutored by Vilhelms Purvītis in Riga. He studied in Moscow in 1914 and was involved in the founding of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. In 1917 he became professor of painting at the Vkhutemas, which was the Russian State Art and Technical School set up by Vladimir Lenin. He was despatched throughout Russia to undertake landscape works but his paintings were non-political. His style was primarily influenced by fauvism, later realism and abstract style. His wife, Nadezhda Udaltsova was a successful Russian artist and his son Andrey Drevin was a sculptor. Alexsandr was shot at the Butovo training ground outside Moscow by the NKVD, or secret police during Joseph Stalin’s ‘Great Purge’ in 1938. In 1957 he was posthumously rehabilitated.

 

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gazelles

gazelles

portrait of
a young man

portrait of a young man


self portrait

self portrait


street in armenia

street in armenia

the artist s wife
nadezhda udaltsova

the artist s wife painter nadezhda udaltsova


the boat

the boat


two bathers

two bathers


woman with leaflets

woman with leaflets