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Rotnitski, Semon

Semon Rotnitski - In KholuiSemon Rotnitski - VovkaSemon Rotnitski - Sketch to Pskovites
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In Kholui
Semon Rotnitski - In Kholui

SOLD 8" x 11 1/4" oil on board  signed on reverse  1960s

Semon Rotnitski - Vovka

SOLD  19 3/8" x 27" oil on board  signed  1964

Sketch to Pskovites
Semon Rotnitski - Sketch to Pskovites







1915 - 2004

Rotnitski was born in Minsk, Byelorussia where, at the age of eight, he studied art at the Marx Palace of Culture Art Studio. He received a prize and diploma at a republican exhibit of children's art.
In 1926, his family moved to Tula, Russia. Four years later, Semon worked at the Tula Arm Factory Palace of Culture Art Studio until 1934, during which time he graduated from middle school and trade school. Semon entered the Russian National Academy of Arts Institute in Leningrad. From 1934-37, he studied at the preparatory department of the Institute, until becoming a student from 1937-41. During this time, he participated in local, republican and national art exhibitions.

When the Great Patriotic War began, Rotnitski joined the military. One year later, he became a member of the Communist Party. In 1945, Rotnitski was demobilized to resume his education. In 1948, he completed his study at the I.E. Repin Institue. That same year, he joined the Leningrad Chapter of the Russian Artists Union.

He is listed on page 261 of Matthew Bown's, A Dictionary of Twentieth Century Russian and Soviet Painters.