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Title: Tale of Tsar Saltan
Artist: Zinoviev Nikolay Mikhailovich
Size (inches): 5.75x4x1.75
Price : $
Nikolay Zinoviev was born in 1888 in the village of Dyagilevo, town of Vladimir's District, and died in Dygilevo in 1979. Zinovyev studied under M.P. Parilov and E.S. Styagov at the icon-painting workshops of V.E. Belousov and at the educational workshops of the Committee of Russian Icon-Painting Guardianship (1902-1906). Having finished his education Zinovyev worked at the icon-painting workshops in St.Petersburg and Moscow.
In 1926 the Master joined the Artel of Ancient Painting in Palekh. Zinoviev did porcelain and monumental painting:
murals of Novo-Afonskiy Simono-Kananitskiy Monastery (1911-1913),
murals of Gorkiy's room in the Young Pioneer Palace in Leningrad in 1936,
murals in the Young Pioneer Palace in Ivanovo in 1937,
restoration of frescoes of the Assumption Cathedral in the Kremlin (1945-1949),
restoration of the Lacquered Study of Monplaisir pavilion in Petergof (1955-1957),
and murals of Palaces of Culture and child welfare institutions all over Russia.
Zinovyev didn't leave apart scenery art, book miniature, and graphics: in 1942 he designed dresses for I.I. Sharts's ballet "The Land of Miracles", in 1936 - illustrations for N.A. Nekrasov's poem "Peasant Children", in 1946 - illustrations for S.A. Basov-Verkhoyantsev's fairy-tales. Themes the artist preferred to depict are folklore, literature, contemporary and genre scenes. The examples of his talented works that have participated in exhibitions since 1928 are his pieces "Pleasure-Ground in the Village", "Decembrists", "Komsomol", "The Little Hump-Backed Horse", "Peasant Children", "Moscow the Port", "On Pushkin's Themes", "At the Seaside", "Peacock", "The Song of the Falcon", "Provenance of the Earth", "Mother's Joy", and "Fantasy".
Nikolay Zinoviev taught at the Palekh Art School (1933-1979), and in 1944 he became a director of the State Museum of Palekh Art. During all his art creative career Zinoviev was awarded with many rewards and titles: Honored Figure of Art (1956), People's artist of Russia (1970), Iliya Repin prize-winner (1970), People's Artist of the USSR (1974), Hero of Socialist Labour (1978). He also has write two very interesting books - "The Art of Palekh" (1969) and "Stylistic Traditions of Palekh Art" (1981).
Many museums reserve in their collections works by Nikolay Zinovyev, among them are the State Museum of Palekh Art, Museum of Folk Art, State Tretiyakov Gallery, Russian Folk Arts and Crafts Museum, State Museum of Ethnography of Peoples of Russia, and Ryazan,Mstera, Ivanovo Regional Art Museums.
The work is based o Pushkin's tale-Tale of Tsar Saltan.
The exact translation of what is written on the box:
Tale of Tsar Saltan.
"The Prince walks by the blue Sea,
He Keep looking (starred) at the blue Sea,
...But look, over the flowing waters,
A White Swan swims..."