Peter Petrovichev

Peter Petrovichev
1874 - 1947

Peter Ivanovich Petrovichev was born in Vysotskoe, the Yaroslavl Region in 1874. As a child he would paint and draw on the walls of his home. In 1888, at the age of 14, he went to study as the restorer-trainee at the Rostov Museum of Church Antiquities. Here he learned icon restoration and obtained his earliest lessons in drawing. He studied at the museum until 1891. During restoration training, his work was noticed by the revered artist V.V. Vereshagin who was instrumental in his being accepted to study at the Moscow College of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. He studied here from 1892 to 1902/03?, beginning in the painting studio and shifting in 1898 to the more specialized studio of landscape painting. In the landscape studio Petrovichev had the great fortune to study under I.I. Levitan as well as A.M. Vasnetsov. He began to actively exhibit in 1890 throughout Russia and abroad. During the 1930's, the artist traveled extensively and his works during this period became heavily influenced by the construction and industry taking place all around him. He was also renowned for his paintings of ancient church interiors. In the end however, he became best known as master of the lyrical landscape. He shared his artistic legacy with students from 1936 to 1941 at the "1905" Moscow Art College. He died in Moscow in 1947.

Exhibitions partial list

Awards:(partial list)

Founder/Member of Association of Realist Artists, from 1927
Member of Itinerants, 1906-1911
Member of Union of Russian Artists, from 1910

Exhibitions:(partial list)

1890-1909, with MOLKh

1901-1912, with Itinerants (#'s 29, 30, & 32-40)

1902 & 1903, with World of Art

1904-1923, with Union of Russian Artists

1917 & 1946, Solo-exhibition, Moscow

1922, First Russian Art Exhibition, Berlin

1922, with AKhRR (#3)

1927 & 1928, with Association of Realist Artists

1933, Artists of the Russian Federation Over Fifteen Years, Moscow

1946, All-Union Art Exhibition, Moscow

Collections:(partial list)

Omsk Region Museum of Fine Arts

State Russian Museum

Tretyakov Gallery