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Skorikov, Yuri

Yuri Skorikov - Tamansky CossacksYuri Skorikov - Man with BurdenYuri Skorikov - Aleksei
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Tamansky Cossacks
Yuri Skorikov - Tamansky Cossacks
29 3/4″ x 23 3/4″   oil on canvas   signed/reverse   1959   framed
Man with Burden
Yuri Skorikov - Man with Burden
22″ x 17 5/8″   oil on canvas   signed
Aleksei
Yuri Skorikov - Aleksei
14 1/4″ x 9 7/8″   oil on canvas   signed
Man at Table
 Sold Works: Yuri Skorikov - Man at Table

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Study of Horse with Saddle
 Sold Works: Yuri Skorikov - Study of Horse with Saddle

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By the Window
 Sold Works: Yuri Skorikov - By the Window

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Peasant
 Sold Works: Yuri Skorikov - Peasant

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Thinking
 Sold Works: Yuri Skorikov - Thinking

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Study of a Man
 Sold Works: Yuri Skorikov - Study of a Man

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Sharpening a Sword
 Sold Works: Yuri Skorikov - Sharpening a Sword

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Washing in the River
 Sold Works: Yuri Skorikov - Washing in the River

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After the Battle
 Sold Works: Yuri Skorikov - After the Battle

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Collective Farm Blacksmith
 Sold Works: Yuri Skorikov - Collective Farm Blacksmith

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1924 - 1994

Yuri Ivanovich Skorikov was born in Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria Province, Russia in 1924.  He studied in the studio of Nalchik artist N. N. Gusachenko until 1942.  Following his service in the Red Army during World War II, Skorikov gained admission into the prestigious Repin Institute in Leningrad (St. Petersburg).  He completed his six year academic program in 1952, graduating from the Institute’s painting department. 

Skorikov was accepted into the Union of Soviet Artists in 1954, and participated in his first All Union Art Exhibition in Moscow the following year.  He exhibited in annual all union exhibitions throughout the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s and the 1980’s.  Among his more well-known shows was the Soviet Russia, held in Moscow in 1960. 

Skorikov is best known for his portraits, figurative paintings and monumental works.  He specialized in Cossack paintings and his masterpiece painting, "Tamansky March", was a 3 meter by 5 meter oil on canvas depicting the Tamansky Cossacks being driven from their homelands during war.  "Tamansky March" took the artist more than 20 years from conception to completion.  Clearly, it is the crowning achievement of the talented Skorikov’s career. 

He is listed on page 295 of Matthew Bown’s, A Dictionary of Twentieth Century Russian and Soviet Painters, 1900-1980’s.