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Zagonek, Vyacheslav

Vyacheslav Zagonek - Mstino, Sunny Day, Blue SkyVyacheslav Zagonek - DachaVyacheslav Zagonek - Near the ForestVyacheslav Zagonek - Setting SunVyacheslav Zagonek - Landscape
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Mstino, Sunny Day, Blue Sky
Vyacheslav Zagonek - Mstino, Sunny Day, Blue Sky
12 1/2″ x 22 1/4″  oil on canvas signed on reverse, 1975
Vyacheslav Zagonek - Dacha
17 1/4″ x 19 1/4″  oil on canvas  signed  1951
Near the Forest
Vyacheslav Zagonek - Near the Forest
11 1/4″ x 25 1/4″  oil on canvas  signed  1982
Setting Sun
Vyacheslav Zagonek - Setting Sun


Vyacheslav Zagonek - Landscape







1919 -1994

Vyacheslav Frantsevich Zagonek was born in 1919 in Irkutsk. He was one of the most influential landscape painters of St. Petersburg after 1950.

He studied at the Children’s Art School in Leningrad from 1932, at the Leningrad Intermediate Art School from 1936 to 1939, and the Repin Institute from 1945 to 1950 under professor B. Ioganson. He began exhibiting his works in 1939.

Important shows include:

‘All-Union Art Exhibition’, Moscow: 1950, 1951, 1952.
‘Soviet Russia’, Moscow: 1960.
He specialized in landscapes and country subjects.

Well-known works include:

‘Morning’ (1958-60). Russian Museum.
He became a member of the Russian Academy of Arts in 1975. This gave him the title of "Academician" - one of the highest honors and most prestigious titles a Russian artist can receive. He was awarded the title "People’s Artist of the USSR" in 1985. He lived and worked in St. Petersburg until his death in 1994.

His works have been published in various books and journals, including:

"Academichka." Alexander Borovsky. The Pushkin Group, Albuquerque, NM, 1999.
"Art in the Soviet Union." Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad, 1978.
"Catalog of the Academy of Art of the USSR." Fine Arts, Moscow, 1985.
"Land and People". Artist RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic), Leningrad, 1982.
"Paintings from the Russian Museum Collection." Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad, 1975.
"The Russian Museum, Leningrad. Paining." Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad, 1979.
"The Soviet Character." Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad, 1986.
"Soviet Fine Arts." Fine Arts, Moscow, 1982.
"Tradition Rediscovered." CommonPlace Publishing, New Canaan, CT.
"The USSR Academy of Arts." Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad, 1982.
"The Visual Arts of Leningrad." Artist RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic), Leningrad, 1981.
"Unknown Socialist Realism: The Leningrad School." NP Print Edition, St. Petersburg, 2007.

 He is listed on page 357 of Matthew Bown's, A Dictionary of Twentieth Century Russian and Soviet Painters.