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Artist and Teacher. Pavel Kanstantsinavich Lyubamudrau. To the 100th anniversary of the birth

Pavel Lyubomudrov, a Honoured art worker of the BSSR, was born in Petrograd on 17 (30) August, 1916 and died on 27 February, 1984 in Minsk. Between 1936 and 1939 he studied at the Art School of All-Russian Academy of Arts. Since 1934 he participated at exhibitions. Between 1939 and 1941, Lyubamudrau studied at Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture from Boris Iohanson, Alexei Zaitsev, and Leonid Ovsyannikov. However his education was interrupted due to World War II and the artist became a soldier of the Soviet Army. After being seriously wounded, he spent a long of time in hospitals. After the war, in 1945–1949, Lybamudrau completed education graduating from Surikov Moscow Art Institute, the faculty of graphics, under a well-known master Dementy Shmarinov.

The exhibition Artist and Teacher features about 50 artworks of 1940–1970-s, the main part of which belongs to the artist’s family.

The drawings of war years, pictures that were created by the memories of the devents in WWII, portraits of friends and relatives from charcoal, watercolor, felt-tip pen as well as Minsk landscapes are notable for a high level of craftsmanship, subtle and precise vision, openness and sensitive soul of the artist. The improvement of professional skills of Pavel Lyubomudrau were within a change of ideological and stylistic forms of Soviet art, but despite this the artist could show his individuality and high level in representation of compositional and coloristic solution. 1970s pictures by Lyubamudrau are marked by combination of a drawing and white sheet, which was filled with a sense of space and laconism together with аn incompleteness that give to viewers a possibility to create their own images.