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Penzin Victor Petrovich

Penzin Viktor Petrovich (born in 1938) - artist, graphic artist, founder of modern popular prints, monumentalist, awarded with the medal of Pope John Paul II (1993), medal in honor of the 850th anniversary of the founding of Moscow (1997). Graduated from the Penza Art School named after I. K. A. Savitsky (1958), Moscow Polygraphic Institute (1963). In 1973-1976 he lived in Penza, worked as a monumental artist: he created stained-glass windows «Tales of the Akhunsky Forest», high reliefs by V.G. Belinsky and M.Yu. Lermontov for the Chembar tourist center, a tower clock on the facade of the railway station Penza-I. Lives and works in Moscow.

In 1960-1987 Victor Penzin created graphic series: «Rus. The first times are cosmic times», «Pages of the History of Russia», «People's Yearbook» (horoscopes), «Seasons», «My Motherland», «Council and Love» (wedding ceremonies) and others. In 1982-1992, he substantiated the theoretical and stylistic features of modern popular prints, restored wooden printing forms, reconstructed the atlas «Russian Folk Pictures»: illustrations for the Bible by V. Koren (1692-1696), popular prints of the 17th-18th centuries. In 1992 he opened the first in Russia Museum of Folk Graphics in Moscow, becoming its first director.

Member of associations: the Union of Artists of Russia (1965; Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Moscow Regional Branch of the Union of Artists, 1968-1972; Chairman of the Graphic Section of the Moscow Regional Branch of the Union of Artists of the RSFSR «Russian Lubok», 1986), «Workshop of Folk Graphics» at the Moscow State Museum of Folk Graphics (founder, 1982 ).

Participation in exhibitions. Participant of exhibitions of city, regional, republican, all-Union, international, festival since 1957, including, «The first exhibition of the Workshop of folk graphics» (organizer, 1984), «Penzin and his school» (1997, Moscow), «Bright colors of popular print» (1999, Moscow). Personal: Moscow (1968,1979), Penza (1968, 1996), Kostroma, Kaliningrad, Istra (1969), Vologda, Vladimir, Pushkin (1970), Cherepovets, Lyubertsy (1971), Tula (1982), Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador (1981), Tunisia (1987), Spain (1989), Australia (1991), Italy (1992-1994), Yugoslavia (1995), England (1997), France (2001, chief designer of the international festival «ITER -ART Balagan» in Montpellier).

The artist's works are kept in 60 museums, including the Vatican Apostolic Library, the Berlin State Museum (Lothar Bolz Foundation), the A. Siqueiros House Museum (Mexico), the collection of Baron B. Thyssen (Switzerland), the State The Hermitage, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Museum of Fine Arts named after A.S. Pushkin, in the Penza Art Gallery, in the Art Gallery in Krasnoarmeisk, Moscow Region, in the Chuvash State Art Museum, in the State Art Museum of the Altai Territory.

Gallery of patterns
It is sold for: 2 000 
lot 160. «Wooden wedding», Penzin Victor Petrovich.

lot 160. «Wooden wedding»

Penzin Victor Petrovich

Аукцион № 9

engraving, watercolor, 23.5x33.5 cm, sheet: 34x45.5 cm, 1987

Start price: 2 000 

It is sold for: 2 000 
lot 161. «Tin Wedding», Penzin Victor Petrovich.

lot 161. «Tin Wedding»

Penzin Victor Petrovich

Аукцион № 9

engraving, watercolor, 24x33 cm, sheet: 34x45.5 cm, 1986

Start price: 2 000 

It is sold for: 2 000 
lot 162. «Glass wedding», Penzin Victor Petrovich.

lot 162. «Glass wedding»

Penzin Victor Petrovich

Аукцион № 9

engraving, watercolor, 23.5x33 cm, sheet: 34x45.5 cm, 1986

Start price: 2 000 

«Wooden wedding, five years», Penzin Victor Petrovich.

lot 105. «Wooden wedding, five years»

Penzin Victor Petrovich

Аукцион № 14

engraving, watercolor, sheet: 34 x 45.5 cm, 23.5 x 33.5 cm, 1987

Start price: 2 000 

«Tin Wedding, Eight Years», Penzin Victor Petrovich.

lot 106. «Tin Wedding, Eight Years»

Penzin Victor Petrovich

Аукцион № 14

engraving, watercolor, sheet: 34x45.5 cm, 24x33 cm, 1986

Start price: 2 000 

«Glass wedding, 15 years», Penzin Victor Petrovich.

lot 107. «Glass wedding, 15 years»

Penzin Victor Petrovich

Аукцион № 14

engraving, watercolor, sheet: 34x45.5 cm, 23.5x33 cm, 1986

Start price: 2 000 

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