Mikhail Petrovich Fomin

Exhibitions partial list

Awards:(partial list)

Awarded the "State Prize of Russia for Artistic Achievement", 1983
Chairman of the St. Petersburg chapter of the Russian Artists' Union 1972 - 1975
Full membership in the Russian Academy of Arts, 1973
Member of the Russian Artists' Union, began 1952
Rector of the Repin Institute, 1983 - 1991
Titled "Peoples' Artist of Russia", 1977
Winner of the Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts

Exhibitions:(partial list)

1984, large one-man show at the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg

1986, large one-man show at the Central Exhibition Hall in Moscow.

1994, The Russian Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg

Collections:(partial list)

Dresden Gallery, Germany

Museum Conservation Area of History, Architecture, and Art -Pskov
Spring in Maly, 1974, Oil on Canvas, 68 x 86 cm

State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg (26 paintings)

The Finley Collection of Russian Art, Tennessee
Northern Fishing Village in the White Nights, 1993, Oil on Canvas, 23 1/2 x 32 inches
Fall, 1995, Oil on Canvas, 35 1/8 x 25 3/8 inches
Green Spring, 1991, Oil on Canvas, 31 1/8 x 29 5/8 inches
Northern Village, 1995, Oil on Canvas, 25 5/8 x 35 inches
At Lake Lana, 1992, Oil on Canvas, 34 7/8 x 25 3/8 inches
Untitled, Oil on Canvas, 23 11/16 x 31 9/16 inches
Still Life With Blue Teacup, 1993, Oil on Canvas, 19 5/8 x 23 13/16
At the Bridge , 1993, Oil on Canvas, 21 3/4 x 16

The Palace of Arts, Peking, China

The Russian Museum, Leningrad
April, 1972, Oil on Canvas, 95 x 110 cm

Tretyakov Gallery (21 paintings)

Catalogues:(partial list)
1981 The Visual Arts of Leningrad Artist RFSFR, Leningrad

1982 Land and People Artist RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic), Leningrad

1982 Soviet Fine Arts Fine Arts, Moscow

1984 P.T. Fomin Artist RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic), Leningrad

1985 Catalogue of the Academy of Art of the USSR Fine Arts, Moscow

2002 Piotr Fomin St. Petersburg

Books:(partial list)
1979 The Russian Museum, Leningrad- Painting Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad

1982 The USSR Academy of Arts Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad

1986 The Soviet Character Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad

1998 Tradition Rediscovered Common Place Publishing, New Canaan, CT

2000 Russian Impressionism Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York

Additional Information:

"Fomin was adept at all genres of painting, but favored landscape throughout his life. A large portion of Fomin's landscapes were painted around his dacha, about eight hours' drive south of St. Petersburg, but he also traveled throughout Russia painting small villages, historic spots, and cityscapes. In addition he painted many landscapes on his travels through France, Italy, Finland, and England. Rarer than landscapes but no less exquisite are Fomin still lifes, usually informal, asymmetrical compositions featuring flowers from friends, fruit, and the porcelain cups from which he drank tea."
-from Tradition Rediscovered, The Finley Collection of Russian Art

"Piotr Fomin successfully worked in various genres of painting. He created large historical works, scenes from the Russian countryside, and episodes of the Great Patriotic War, many of which hang in numerous museums worldwide. However, Fomin's favorite genre was landscape painting. He continued the traditions of the Russian school of landscape painting and created deeply national and poetic images of Russian nature. These images always bear some lyrical feeling based on the artist's love and admiration he felt for his Motherland.

Fomin had a good knowledge of the history and life-style of small Russian towns, and in portraying the nature of the northern lands and the middle part of Russia he became a poet of the Russian landscape. In his many trips across the countries of Europe like Finland, France, Italy, Spain and others, Fomin created impressive painting cycles that reflect the most interesting natural and historical features of these countries."
-from a biography of Piotr Fomin by Robert Garren