Anatolii NIKICH-KRILICHEVSKIY 1918 — 1994
Анатолій НІКІЧ-КРИЛИЧЕВСЬКИЙ • Анатолий Юрьевич НИКИЧ-КРИЛИЧЕВСКИЙ
Anatolii Nikich-Krilichevskiy was born in Petrograd (formerly St. Petersburg) in 1918. He graduated from Surikov Art Institute in Moscow in 1942 where he studied in the studios of Boris Iohanson and Alexander Osmerkin. In 1944 he became the member of the USSR artists’ union. During 1944-1945 the artist served at World War II. He was a socialist realist painter and in the 1980s he was appointed Secretary of the Union of Soviet Artists. His works were shown in the West, including seven painting on exhibit at the Grosvenor Gallery in London in 1964 entitled ‘Aspects of Contemporary Soviet Art.’ He is best known for his still life paintings. In recent years his paintings have appeared in exhibitions organized at the Phyllis Kind Gallery in Chicago (1987), at The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis (2006) and the Derfner Judaica Museum at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York (2013). Other paintings by the artist are at the Springville Museum of Art, Utah and the Derfner Judaica Museum, Bronx, New York.