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Sergey Katkov and the Students

The exhibition «Sergey Katkov and the Students» dedicated to the 100th birthday of the artist is presented by the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus on June 27, 2012 in the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. The exhibition presents about 80 works of painting and graphic arts from the funds of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, from the collection of the artist’s daughter Svetlana Katkova and the works by the students of Sergey Katkov from private collections. Children pictures of 1960-s painted by small students of Sergey Katkov in Minsk Palace of Pioneers and Schoolchildren play a special role.

Sergey Katkov (1911–1976) is an exceptional and unique figure of the Belarusian art of the 20th century. He was an artist, a teacher, an honoured teacher of the BSSR (1966). His lively innovative guidelines helped his students to become outstanding painters and graphic artists. Prominent people of Belarusian art, people’s artists May Dantsig, Vladimir Stelmashonok, Vladimir Tovstik, honoured people of art Vasily Sumarev, Ninel Schastnaya, Zoya Litvinova, Svetlana Katkova etc were among his students.

Every work of Sergey Katkov is a unique life reflection. He was keen to depict various corners of the land making his personal paths in the landscape spaces. He was an eminent master of both city and country landscapes, chamber and panoramic motives. His works retain a living age pulse of 1950–1970-s. The mature period of his work faced his becoming the author of the best large-scale fine art panels dedicated to the topic of the harvest and fertility of the land.

The exhibition will run till July 30, 2012.