"ARKA" art-gallery

Peter Buchkin (1886 - 1965)

  Peter Buchkin was born on January 22, 1886 in the village of Sofronovo, Tver province. In 1912 he graduated from the High Art School of Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg (Vladimir Mate's workshop). Participated in exhibitions since 1912. Member of the Leningrad Union of Artists since 1932. He painted portraits, genre paintings, landscapes, illustrated books. He worked in the technique of oil and tempera painting, pastels, watercolors, drawings in pencil and sanguine. The most famous were portraits of cultural and art figures. He wrote from the nature of Vladimir Lenin, Fyodor Chaliapin. Professor of the Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Leningrad (1937-1940). Professor of the Leningrad Vera Mukhina Higher School of Art and Design (1952-1965). Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1956). The author of the book of memoirs "About that in memory. Notes of the artist" (1962). Works by Peter Buchkin are in the State Russian Museum, the State Tretyakov Gallery, museums and private collections in Russia, France, Japan, the USA and other countries.


Peter Buchkin. Portrait of Artist Peter Vasiliev. Tempera on canvas, 100х80. 1961
Peter Buchkin. Portrait of Sculptor Igor Krestovsky. Oil on canvas, 100х75. 1960