Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Alexander Samokhvalov was born on August 8 (21), 1894 in the city of Bezhetsk, Tver province. Samokhvalov began his education at the mechanical and technical school in Kalyazin, from where he was expelled in 1908 for participating in the «school revolutionary movement». Subsequently, he graduated from a real school in Bezhetsk. He studied at the Academy of Arts until its closure (1914-1918). In 1918 he was forced to interrupt classes and left for his native Bezhetsk, where he participated in the design of mass festivities dedicated to the October Revolution. He completed his education at the Petrograd Free Art Workshops (1919-1923). Among teachers, K.S. Petrov-Vodkin had a special influence on Alexander Samokhvalov. Another strong impression that influenced the formation of the artist’s creative style was the participation of Alexander Samokhvalov in the restoration of St. George’s Cathedral in Staraya Ladoga (1926), where he discovered ancient Russian fresco painting.

Nevertheless, like the masters of OST, to which the Leningrad «Circle of Artists» was aesthetically very close, Samokhvalov managed to preserve the vivid features of poetic-free symbolism in completely official, commissioned works. The images of the «heroines of labor and sport» —samely full of major pathos and at the same time in their own way surreal, almost «mythological» charm, were especially successful for Samokhvalov; it is a kind of mysterious modern goddess, surrounded by a romantic halo. It was he who owned the landmark work of Soviet art of the 1930s - «Girl in a T-shirt» (1932), which most fully embodied the artist’s desire to create the image of a young contemporary, an understanding by a mature master of his painting tasks.

He was engaged in books and book graphics from the mid-1920s, collaborating with the Leningrad publishing house «Rainbow» and Detgiz. Noteworthy are artistic children's books, including those with texts by the artist himself (Our City, 1927; Night Fears, 1927; Diving Base, 1928; Vengeful Khujar, 1929, etc.). In 1948-1951, Samokhvalov taught at the Department of Monumental and Decorative Painting at the Lvov Higher Industrial College. V.I. Mukhina.

Alexander Nikolaevich Samokhvalov died in Leningrad on August 20, 1971, in the seventy-seventh year of his life. The works of Alexander Nikolaevich Samokhvalov are in the State Russian Museum, the State Tretyakov Gallery, in museums and private collections in Russia, Germany, Great Britain, France, the USA, Italy and other countries.

Gallery of patterns
Sketch

Sketch

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Галерея

paper/gouache, 30x60 cm, 1960s

 

Sketch of Tobacco Captain by V. Shcherbakov

lot 22. Sketch of Tobacco Captain by V. Shcherbakov

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион графики

paper/gouache, mixed machinery, 18x33 cm, 1942

Price: 17 300 

Sketch of the Tobacco Captain by V. Shcherbakov

lot 32. Sketch of the Tobacco Captain by V. Shcherbakov

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион графики

cardboard/pencil/white, 29.5х21.5 cm, 1943

Price: 11 500 

Portrait

lot 51. Portrait

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион графики

oil on canvas, 38x30 cm, 1950s

Price: on demand

Portrait

lot 52. Portrait

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион графики

oil on canvas, 45x54 cm, 1930s

Price: on demand

lot 80. «Anna Karenina, illustration for the book»

lot 80. «Anna Karenina, illustration for the book»

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион № 3

paper, pencil, 40x28 cm, 1958

Price: 6 000 

It is sold for: 15 000 
lot 85. «Portrait of a Woman»

lot 85. «Portrait of a Woman»

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион № 3

paper/pencil, 64x45 cm, 1950

Price: 15 000 

It is sold for: 6 000 
lot 87. «Anna Karenina»

lot 87. «Anna Karenina»

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион № 3

paper/pencil, 39x28 cm, 1958

Price: 6 000 

lot 93. «Eugene Onegin»

lot 93. «Eugene Onegin»

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион № 3

paper/pencil, 17x27 cm, 1960s

Price: 4 000 

lot 123. «Sketch for the painting «Cotton»»

lot 123. «Sketch for the painting «Cotton»»

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион № 3

paper/pencil, 13x32 cm, 1935

Price: 12 000 

lot 137. «Sketch for the picture»

lot 137. «Sketch for the picture»

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион № 4

paper/charcoal, 64x49 cm, 1960

Price: 12 000 

lot 29. «11 lithographs»

lot 29. «11 lithographs»

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион № 5

 

Price: 110 000 

It is sold for: 8 000 
lot 130. «Ornament»

lot 130. «Ornament»

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион № 5

paper/gouache, 46x53 cm

Price: 8 000 

lot 131. «Tobacco captain»

lot 131. «Tobacco captain»

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион № 5

mixed media, 20x30 cm, 1943

Price: 6 000 

lot 142. «Othello»

lot 142. «Othello»

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион № 10

theatrical sketch, ink, pen, watercolor on paper, 31x44 cm, 1950

Price: 7 000 

It is sold for: 35 000 
lot 243. «Trees»

lot 243. «Trees»

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион № 10

oil on canvas, 36x27 cm, 1910

Price: 35 000 

lot 244. «Portrait of a Man»

lot 244. «Portrait of a Man»

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион № 10

sketch, paper, pencil, 25x18 cm, 1950s

Price: 15 000 

It is sold for: 16 000 
lot 245. «Portrait of a Woman»

lot 245. «Portrait of a Woman»

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион № 10

sketch, paper, pencil, 34.5x22.5 cm, 1950s

Price: 15 000 

It is sold for: 40 000 
lot 197. «Sketch of a man»

lot 197. «Sketch of a man»

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион № 11

oil on canvas, 35x29.5 cm, 1950s

Price: 40 000 

It is sold for: 20 000 
lot 198. «Sketch of a man's head»

lot 198. «Sketch of a man's head»

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион № 11

canvas, cardboard, oil, 24.5x13 cm, 1950s

Price: 20 000 

lot 199. «Series «Youth»»

lot 199. «Series «Youth»»

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион № 11

a series of 6 sheets, 3 signed

Price: 200 000 

lot 46. «People walking»

lot 46. «People walking»

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион № 12

author's lithograph, 36x27 cm, 1960s

Price: 7 000 

It is sold for: 7 000 
lot 47. «The history of one city. Alena Osipova»

lot 47. «The history of one city. Alena Osipova»

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион № 12

author's lithograph, 36x26 cm, 1935

Price: 7 000 

It is sold for: 14 000 
lot 158. «Sketch for «Eugene Onegin»»

lot 158. «Sketch for «Eugene Onegin»»

Samokhvalov Alexander Nikolaevich

Аукцион № 12

two sketches, paper, pencil, 19x13 cm, 13x19 cm, 1950s

Price: 14 000 

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