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19 1/2" x 15 1/2" oil on canvas signed 1950
1916 - 1997
Andrei Ivanovich Plotnov moved to Moscow in 1933 to study at the Regional Art School of the Memory (Art/Tekhnikum/College) of 1905. Three years later, at the urging of art critic and future museum director Igor Grabar, he joined the Department of Painting at the Moscow State Academic Art Institute named after V. I. Surikov.
He began exhibiting in 1938.
In 1942, he was evacuated to Samarkand, where he completed his course of study. He was drafted the following year and joined the Art Studio of the People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs (NKVD) where he worked under Pavel Sokolov-Skalia. Between December 1943 and December 1946, he designed approximately thirty posters for the TASS studio.
Following the war, he returned to painting and participated in two noteworthy creative missions to Central Asia and Kazakhstan (1948–55, 1978–80).
He participated in several major exhibitions including the “All-Union Art Exhibitin, Moscow” in 1947, 1950 and 1951. Also, he participated in the “Soviet Russia, Moscow” show in 1960.
He specialized in thematic paintings and portraits.
In 1970 he was awarded the title Honored Worker of Arts of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.
Plotnov is listed on page 243 of Matthew Bown’s, A Dictionary of Twentieth Century Russian and Soviet Painters.