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Rossal-Voronov Alexey Semenovich

Rossal-Voronov Alexey Semenovich (1921-2008) - Soviet graphic artist, illustrator, monumentalist, icon painter, Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR. Alexey Semenovich was born on March 30, 1921 in Ananiev, Ukraine. From Ananyev, where Alexey was born, the family moved to Moscow. In Moscow, Alexey began to study at school. In December 1930, my father was arrested and then exiled to the Urals, to Magnitogorsk, to build a metallurgical plant. The family followed him. By the mid-1930s, the family settled in Central Asia, in Samarkand. Alexey entered the Samarkand Art School. It was taught by teachers exiled from Moscow and St. Petersburg, including the artist Robert Falk. In 1941 he graduated from the Samarkand Art School.

With the blessing of the ruling bishop of the Tashkent and Central Asian diocese, Metropolitan Guriy (Yegorov), from the beginning of the 1950s, he began working in the church - studying icon painting and painting icons. Since 1960 - a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR. 1968-1969 - member of the bureau of the gravity section of the Moscow Regional Union of Soviet Artists. Veteran of the Great Patriotic War. He worked in the technique of etching and monotype, illustrated literary works, performed posters on circus themes. Since 1957 - participant of exhibitions - All-Union, All-Russian, republican, Moscow and artists of the Moscow region. Arriving in Moscow in 1961, he entered the painting studio «New Reality» Elia Belyutin. In 1962, he was among the artists - participants in a high-profile avant-garde exhibition in the Manege in 1962.

An angry Nikita Khrushchev commented on the portrait of a girl by A. Rossal-Voronov: «What is this? Why is there no one eye? This is some kind of morphine addict!». The real acquaintance with the Orthodox icon began from the moment of his meeting with the icon painter M. N. Sokolova (nun Juliania). Since the late 1960s, Rossal-Voronov began working outside Moscow, painting entire churches. For the painting of the Small Cathedral of the Donskoy Monastery, he was awarded a patriarchal award - the medal of St. Sergius of Radonezh. But during the renovation of the Small Cathedral of the Donskoy Monastery, carried out during the short-term reign of Bishop Cyril (Pokrovsky), the paintings of the Small Cathedral were completely destroyed, since the bishop called these paintings «sinful remakes».

Easel graphic works, linocuts, edition and original posters of A.S. Rossal-Voronov are kept in the Russian Library, the Krasnoarmeysk Art Gallery, private galleries and collections. Rossal-Voronov Alexey Semenovich died on February 21, 2008 in Moscow.

Gallery of patterns
lot 98. «The Little Humpbacked Horse», Rossal-Voronov Alexey Semenovich.

lot 98. «The Little Humpbacked Horse»

Rossal-Voronov Alexey Semenovich

Аукцион № 9

color linocut, 18.5x18.5 cm, sheet: 29x31 cm, 1976-77

Start price: 1 000 

lot 163. «Still life», Rossal-Voronov Alexey Semenovich.

lot 163. «Still life»

Rossal-Voronov Alexey Semenovich

Аукцион № 9

color linocut, 32x43 cm, sheet: 40x53 cm, 1978

Start price: 2 000 

It is sold for: 1 000 
lot 164. «Horse-Fire», Rossal-Voronov Alexey Semenovich.

lot 164. «Horse-Fire»

Rossal-Voronov Alexey Semenovich

Аукцион № 9

color linocut, 32x42 cm, sheet: 42x55 cm, 1970s

Start price: 1 000 

lot 234. «Autumn bouquet», Rossal-Voronov Alexey Semenovich.

lot 234. «Autumn bouquet»

Rossal-Voronov Alexey Semenovich

Аукцион № 10

color linocut, 19x24 cm, sheet: 27x34.5 cm, 1976

Start price: 3 000 

lot 130. «Vodovzvodnaya Tower», Rossal-Voronov Alexey Semenovich.

lot 130. «Vodovzvodnaya Tower»

Rossal-Voronov Alexey Semenovich

Аукцион № 11

color linocut, 24x 35 cm, sheet: 33x45 cm, 1970s

Start price: 2 000 

lot 131. «Ship», Rossal-Voronov Alexey Semenovich.

lot 131. «Ship»

Rossal-Voronov Alexey Semenovich

Аукцион № 11

color linocut, 25x30 cm, sheet: 35x38 cm, 1976

Start price: 1 500 

lot 206. «Jug», Rossal-Voronov Alexey Semenovich.

lot 206. «Jug»

Rossal-Voronov Alexey Semenovich

Аукцион № 12

color linocut, 32.5x46 cm, sheet: 42.5x59 cm, 1970s

Start price: 2 000 

«Still life», Rossal-Voronov Alexey Semenovich.

lot 115. «Still life»

Rossal-Voronov Alexey Semenovich

Аукцион № 15

color linocut, sheet: 53x40 cm, print: 43x32 cm, 1978

Start price: 1 500 

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