Vladimir Alexandrovich Andreev
Vladimir Andreev was born in 1910 in the village of Bashkiria, close to Ufa in a blue collar workers family. He studied art at the Ufa College in 1927 where he graduated in 1930.
Vladimir Andreev was among those who introduced a professional approach in Fine arts in Bashkiria. He was one of the artists who founded the Bashkir Branch of the Union of Artists, together with the established artists, K.S. Devletkeldiev, A. E. Tulkin, P. M. Ledbedev, A.P> Lezhnev, I.I. Uryadov, Y.Y. Blumental and A.V. Khramov. Vladimir Andreev lead the Union of Artists in Ufa for many years. In 1937 he became the director of the M.V. Nesterov Bashkirian State Art Museum. The main collection of the museum consists of the paintings from Nesterov’s own extensive collection of paintings by prominent Russian artists. Vladimir Andreev lead a long correspondence with Mikhail Vasilyevich Nesterov and his in put into the museum’s collection is immense.
Andreev’s own art work is broad and talented, it covers various genres and is presented by miniatures as well as monumental paintings. He traveled around Bashkiria working on rural lyrical landscapes. He was fascinated by the city industrial landscapes and painted oilfields of Bashkiria. He created many portraits and many of these were of children.
In 1930 Vladimir Andreev participated in All Union republican and Inter-regional exhibitions. He was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1955.
Vladimir Andreev’s artwork is part of the collection of the Bashkir State Art Museum, as well as in private collections in Russia and abroad.
Size: 14.4" x 10.4"
Oil on Board
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