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Victor Teterin

Victor Teterin
Victor Kuzmich Teterin

October 25, 1922
DiedOctober 1, 1991
EducationRepin Institute of Arts
Known forPainting

Victor Kuzmich Teterin (Russian: Ви́ктор Кузьми́ч Тете́рин; October 25, 1922 – October 1, 1991) was a Russian painter, watercolorist, and art teacher, who lived and worked in Leningrad. He is regarded as one of the important representatives of the Leningrad school of painting.[1]


Teterin was born October 25, 1922, in Bakharevo village, Tver Province. Since 1930, together with his parents, he lived in Leningrad. His father worked in ship repair shops, a mother was a dressmaker, she engaged in the upbringing of children and housekeeping.

Quince and Teapot. 1966

In 1937–1940 Teterin was engaged in the famous art studio at the Leningrad Palace of Pioneers, where he studied with the famous artist and teacher, a disciple of Repin Alfred Eberling. In 1940 he entered at the Leningrad Secondary Art School under All-Russian Academy of Arts, where he studied of Pavel Naumov, Mikhail Natarevich, and Olga Bogaevskaya. After the beginning of the Great Patriotic War he remained in Leningrad. In February 1942, together with the Secondary Art School and the Academy of Arts, he was evacuated from blockade Leningrad to Samarkand.

In 1944 Victor Teterin entered at the first course of Department of Painting at the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after Ilya Repin, where he studied of Alexander Osmerkin, Semion Abugov, Genrikh Pavlovsky, and Gleb Savinov.

In 1949 he graduated from Ilya Repin Institute in Mikhail Avilov workshop, together with Rostislav Vovkushevsky, Ivan Godlevsky, Valery Pimenov, Maria Rudnitskaya, and other young artists. His graduation work was historical painting "Stalin at exile in Narym".[2]

Since 1949 Teterin has participated in Art Exhibitions. He painted portraits, landscapes, genre compositions, worked in oils, tempera, and watercolors. In 1949—1956 he taught painting and drawings at the Leningrad Higher School of Industrial Art named after Vera Mukhina. Among his best known paintings of the 1950s there were "At the Kazan Cathedral" (1949), "Harvesting", "A Winter in Pavlovsk"[3] (both 1950), "A Portrait of Wife in Yellow Dress",[4] "Still Life",[5] "Landscape in Gurzuf"[6] (all 1953), "Portrait of a Mother behind a Sewing Machine", "Sredny Prospekt of the Vasilievsky Island", "Portrait of a Man" (all 1954), "Still Life"[7] (1955), "Peaches and Pears" (1956), "In front of May",[8] "Autumn Bouquet" (both 1957), "Quince and Grapes", "Apple Tree Branch",[9] "A Working Lad" (all 1958), "In Sunny Day", "Road Builders" (both 1959), and others.

In according to art critics, the peak of Teterin's creative work falls on the 1960–1970. Among his well-known paintings of this period were "My Parents",[10] "Quince and Teapot",[11] "The End of the Summer",[12] "Southern Still Life", "Olive Grove", "House with Balconies" (all 1966), "Still Life with Rose", "A Spring. View of the Smolenka River"[13] (both 1968), "Olives",[14] "Sredne Podyacheskaya Street" (both 1969), "Red Poppies", "Pears and Pomegranates"[15] (both 1975), "Still life with a Dog Rose"[16] (1977), "Blue Balcony",[17] "Callas"[18] (both 1978), "A Girl in a Lilac Dress", "A Girl on the windowsill", "Peonies" (all 1979), and others.

Among his last paintings were "Naked"[19] (1981), "Toilet" (1982), "Apples, a Bottle and a Basket"[20] (1983), "Still life with a Spanish Jug"[21] (1985), "Sea shore in Gurzuf", "Table Tennis" (both 1985), and others.

His solo exhibitions were in Leningrad in 1966, 1988, and in Saint Petersburg in 1999. In 1960–1970 Teterin become one of leader of the "left wing" of the Leningrad Union of Artists, which member he was since 1953.[22] In 1972 together with his wife Evgenia Antipova he take part in the famous Exhibition of the eleven artists.

Victor Kuzmich Teterin died in Leningrad in 1991. His paintings reside in State Russian Museum,[23] State Tretyakov Gallery, in Art museums and private collections in Russia, France, Germany, in the US, England, Japan, and other countries.[24]

See also


  1. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. Saint Petersburg, NP-Print Edition, 2007. pp.9, 15, 20, 21, 24, 370, 388, 390, 391, 399, 401, 403-406, 439, 442, 445.
  2. ^ Anniversary Directory graduates of Saint Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture named after Ilya Repin, Russian Academy of Arts. 1915–2005. Saint Petersburg, Pervotsvet Publishing House, 2007. p.61.
  3. ^ Выставка произведений ленинградских художников 1951 года. Каталог. М.- Л., Искусство, 1951. С.48.
  4. ^ Виктор Кузьмич Тетерин. Выставка произведений. Каталог. Л., Художник РСФСР, 1988. С.13.
  5. ^ Весенняя выставка произведений ленинградских художников 1953 года. Каталог. Л., Ленинградский Союз советских художников, 1953. С.8.
  6. ^ Весенняя выставка произведений ленинградских художников 1954 года. Каталог. Л., Изогиз, 1954. С.19.
  7. ^ Осенняя выставка произведений ленинградских художников 1956 года. Каталог. Л., Ленинградский художник, 1958. С.23.
  8. ^ 1917—1957. Выставка произведений ленинградских художников. Каталог. Л., Ленинградский художник, 1958. С.31.
  9. ^ Выставка произведений ленинградских художников 1960 года. Каталог. Л., Художник РСФСР, 1961. С.41.
  10. ^ Евгения Антипова, Виктор Тетерин. Живопись. Рисунок. СПб, 1999. С.31.
  11. ^ Иванов С. В. Неизвестный соцреализм. Ленинградская школа. СПб, НП-Принт, 2007. С.72–73
  12. ^ Изобразительное искусство Ленинграда. Каталог выставки. Л., Художник РСФСР, 1976. С.32.
  13. ^ Художники круга 11-ти. Из коллекции Николая Кононихина. СПб, 2001. С.3.
  14. ^ По родной стране. Выставка произведений художников Ленинграда. 50 Летию образования СССР посвящается. Каталог. Л., Художник РСФСР, 1974. С.25.
  15. ^ Наш современник. Зональная выставка произведений ленинградских художников 1975 года. Каталог. Л., Художник РСФСР, 1980. С.25.
  16. ^ Выставка произведений ленинградских художников, посвящённая 60-летию Великого Октября. Л., Художник РСФСР, 1982. С.22.
  17. ^ Связь времён. 1932—1997. Художники — члены Санкт-Петербургского Союза художников России. Каталог выставки. СПб, 1997. С.299.
  18. ^ Зональная выставка произведений ленинградских художников 1980 года. Каталог. Л., Художник РСФСР, 1983. С.24.
  19. ^ Выставка произведений 26 ленинградских и московских художников. Каталог. Л., Художник РСФСР, 1990. С.51.
  20. ^ Евгения Антипова, Виктор Тетерин. Живопись. Рисунок. СПб, 1999. С.39.
  21. ^ Выставка произведений 26 ленинградских и московских художников. Каталог. Л., Художник РСФСР, 1990. С.52.
  22. ^ Directory of members of the Leningrad branch of Union of Artists of Russian Federation. Leningrad, Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1987. p.130.
  23. ^ Евгения Антипова, Виктор Тетерин. Живопись. Рисунок. СПб., 1999.
  24. ^ Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. Saint Petersburg, NP-Print Edition, 2007. pp.6–7.


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