EVGENIA ANTIPOVA (1917 - 2009)
Evgenia Petrovna Antipova was born on October 19, 1917 in the city of Toropets, Tver Governorate.
Her father was a clerk in a railway office.
Since 1928 she lived with her parents in Samara on the Volga River.
There she began to work in an artistic studio under the direction of Pavel Krasnov.
Since 1935, Antipova lived in Leningrad.
In 1936-1939 she studied at the Leningrad High School of Art at the All-Russian Academy of Arts.
Her teachers were Leonid Ovsyannikov, Alexander Zaytsev, Leonid Sholokhov, Alexander Debler, Vladimir Gorb.
In 1939 Antipova entered the painting department of the Repin Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (named after Ilia Repin since 1944), where she studied with Semion Abugov, Genrikh Pavlovsky, Alexander Osmerkin, Gleb Savinov and Vladimir Malagis.
In 1939 Antipova participated for the first time in the Union Youth Art Exhibition in Moscow, presenting the sketch of the work "Valery Chkalov among the youth." It was printed in an art magazine «Young Artist» from 1939.
The start of Operation Barbarossa encountered an Antipova at a summer practice in western Ukraine.
With the last steps she reached Leningrad. On July 28, 1941, Antipova teamed up with Jacov Lukash, a fourth-year student from the department of monumental painting.
Called to serve in the Red Army, he died at the front in May 1942. Until early 1942, Antipova remained in blockaded Leningrad.
In February 1942, she was evacuated to Novosibirsk, where she lived and worked until the end of the war.
In 1945 Antipova returned to Leningrad and in 1950 he graduated from the Repin Institute of Arts in Boris Ioganson's personal art studio (the former studio of Alexander Osmerkin).
Her graduate work was a painting called "Andrey Zhdanov Visits the Palace of Young Pioneers in Leningrad."
In 1950-1956, Antipova taught painting and composition at the Tavricheskaya art school in Leningrad.
Since 1950 she has participated in art exhibitions.
In 1953 she was accepted into the members of the Leningrad Union of Artists.
Antipova painted genre and decorative compositions, portraits, landscapes, still lifes, worked in oil and watercolors.
Among her favorite themes and motifs are a blossoming apple orchard, a Crimean landscape, a still life indoors and outdoors.
Among the well-known paintings from 1950 and early 1960 "Practical exercises" (1953), "Gurzuf in the morning", "A sea is in Gurzufe"  (both from 1954), "Still life" (1957), " In a summer residence ”(1958),“ In the fortress of Saint Peter and Saint Paul ”,“ Taffies ”,“ Bouquet of wild flowers ”(all 1960),“ Apple tree ”(1962),“ Early breakfast ”(1963 ), "A girl in the garden" (1964) and others.
They give an idea of the range of possibilities and the direction of the artist's creative pursuits.
Antipova gravitated towards the expression of her individual attitude on issues, not applying herself to the exhaustive scope of the phenomena of life.
In 1960 Antipova is tested in the series of portraits.
The most notable has been "A girl from Pereslavl" and "Waitress" (both from 1964).
Since the late 1960s the main genres in the creation of Antipova were still life inside and outside, also the landscape.
The predominant painting style is distinguished by various conventional drawings and compositions, interest in the transmission of color and light and air.
Among the best known works of this period, "Patio de la ciudad de Gaván", "Still life of Sonth", "Grape", "Romantic landscape", "A window. Nasturtiums "(all 1968)," Olive trees "(1969)," Tulips in a window "(1970)," Pines "," On Vasilievskiy Island "(both from 1973)," Still life in the yard. Spring "(1974)," Still life with cornflowers and bread "(1975)," Balcony "(1977)," Still life with a red bottle "(1979)," Sunny day "(1982)," Still life with a Spanish jug »(1985),« Bird cherry in blossom »(1989),« Apple tree in blossom »(1997) and others. In still lifes, Antipova increasingly prefers open composition, placing a table with a bouquet of flowers, or a book in a corner of the garden, between the branches of an apple tree or a cherry blossom.
His best works of this genre - «A Midday» (1982), «Still Life. Flowering willow, calla lilies, daffodils »(1984) - are seen as images of the perfect world in which man finds harmony with nature and in his soul.
This is the main theme of his art that continues up to his.
Evgenia Antipova had personal exhibitions in Leningrad - St. Petersburg in 1967, 1988, 1999 (all together with her husband, an artist Victor Teterin), and in 2007.
In 1989-1992 Antipova paintings successfully exhibited at the auctions of fine arts and the painting exhibits.
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