Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Alexander Nikolaevich Volkov

[Russia] (b 1886/d 1957)

" Alexander Volkov was born in Fergana, near Tashkent in the Russian Empire. (..)  Between 1888 and 1900 he studied in primary schools in Tashkent. Between 1900-1905 Volkov was enrolled with the Second Orenburg Cadets Corps. In 1906, he started his college study in the Physics and Mathematics Faculty at the St Petersburg University,[but abandoned it two years later to join the studio of Vladimir Makovsky, who at the time was an instructor at the Superior School of Art at the Imperial Academy of Arts. A big influence on his artistic development was his attendance at the private studio of M.D. Bernstein (..) In 1912, Volkov moved to Kiev to study at the Kiev School of Arts. (..) In 1919 Volkov was named the first director of the State Museum of Arts of Central Asia, which had been given the former palace of the Grand Duke Constantine Romanov in Tashkent to house its collection. From 1920 to 1946, Volkov taught at the Tashkent School of Arts.(..) When the campaign against free-thinking artists, writers and painters began in the USSR following orders from Stalin, Volkov was labeled as an anti-communist formalist and abstractionist. He was fired from all his posts, lost all his earnings and money, and was committed to living in full isolation. (..) 


Russia 1929 "Industrial Loan Propaganda" (4,4,1) [Typo] Sc(430)


Russia 1930 "10th Anniversary of  First Red Cavalry" (4,4,4) [Typo] Sc(431,...,434)

Russia 1931 "AIR / Airship Construction Fund" (5,5,1) [Photo] Sc(C19)

Russia 1932 "40th Anniversary of the Publication of 'Makar Schadra«" (2,1) [Photo] Sc(470,471)

Russia 1934 "10th Anniversary of Lennin's Death" (5,1) [Engr (A. Troisty)][Recess] Sc(524,...,528)

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