New Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val, is about to launch an exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the recognized master of landscape and still life — Fedor Zakharov.
Zakharov was born in September 1919 in the village of Aleksandrovskoye in the Smolensk region. As a young artist he studied at the Moscow Art and Industrial School of. M.I. Kalinin as well as the Moscow State Art Institute named after Surikov.
During his student years, Zakharov studied with and learned from various famous Russian painters including I. Chekmazov, A. Lentulov, V. Favorskaya, D. Mochalsky and G. Ryazhsky.
After graduating from the institute in 1950, the artist left to work in the Crimea, in Simferopol, and in 1953 he settled in Yalta — here he began his vigorous creative activity. Zakharov lived and worked in Yalta until his death in 1994.
The artist was a proud successor of the traditions of Russian impressionism in painting of the second half of the twentieth century — traditions by which he remained faithful throughout his life.
Many canvases by the master feature the architecture and diverse nature of the southern Crimea. He painted at different times of the year and day, and skillfully conveyed the effects of natural lighting. In the master’s oeuvre are also many still lifes, he managed to successfully convey the brightness of the full bloom and gentle fragility of flowers.
The exhibition features more than 30 paintings by Zakharov from the 1950s to the end of the 1980s, as well as photographs and documents from the family archive and catalogs from solo exhibitions.
The exhibition will open on June 18 and will run until August 11, 2019.