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Title: Tale of Tsar Saltan
Artist: Vakurov Ivan Petrovich (1885-1968)
Size: 13.5x9x5.5
Size (inches): 5.25x3.5x2.25
Price: $2750 $2495

Vakurov Ivan Petrovich.
Hereditary icon painter, Honored Artist of the RSFSR Russia (1935), Peoples Artist of the RSFSR (1956). He participated in the World Exhibition in Paris in 1925, where he received a Diploma of the first degree, gold and bronze medals.
Ivan Vakurov was born on January 21, 1885, in Palekh, died there on March 20, 1968. He studied and worked in the workshop of N.M. Safonov until 1914. In 1924 he collaborated with Ivan Golikov on papier-mache painting in the workshops of A. Glazunov in Moscow. Member of the Artel of ancient painting since 1925.Participant of exhibitions since 1924.He was engaged in painting decorations for theatory, painting porcelain, illustrating books, creating drawings for fabrics in the period from 1920 to 1930. He taught at the Palekh Vocational School, and then at the Palekh Art School (1928-1968). Member of the Union of Artists since the 1930s. In 1939-1940 artistic director of the Association of Palekh Artists. In 1944-1947 - Chairman of the Palekh branch of the Union of Artists of the RSFSR. The works are available in approximately 20 museums, including the Museum of Applied and Folk Art in Moscow, the State Museum of Palekh Art in Palekh and many others.
The composition is showing recognizible moment of Tale of Tsar Saltan, when Prince Gvidon is saves the life of Princess Swan from a Hawk, which was an evil wizzard.

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