Alexander DEINEKA 1899 — 1969
Олександр ДЕЙНЕКА • Александр ДЕЙНЕКА
Born in Kursk in 1899. Studied at Kharkov Art School under R.M. Petrikov (1915-17), in the printing department of the VKhUTEMAS in Moscow (1921-25) under Vladimir Favorsky and Ignaty Nivinsky. Participant in exhibitions from 1924. Took part in the First Discursive Exhibition of the Society of Active Revolutionary Art, as part of the│egroup of three│falong with Andrei Goncharov and Yury Pimenov (1924). Founding member and exhibitionist of the Society of Easel Painters (1925-28), October (1928-30) and the Russian Association of Proletarian Artists (1931-32). In 1918 head of the Fine Arts Department of Gubnaroobraz (Provincial People`s Education) in Kursk. From 1919 to 1920 ran the artistic studio of the Kursk political administration. Worked in the Kursk section of ROSTA. Taught at the VKhUTEIN in Moscow (1928-30), the Moscow Institute of Printing (1928-34), the Moscow Institute of Fine Arts/Moscow Art Institute (1934-46, 1957-63), the Moscow Institute of Applied and Decorative Art (1945-63) and the Moscow Institute of Architecture (1953-57). From 1966 to 1968 academic secretary of the Decorative Arts Department of the USSR Academy of Arts. Died in Moscow in 1969.