20 Facts About Filipp Malyavin


Filipp Andreevich Malyavin was a Russian painter and draftsman.


Filipp Malyavin was born in the large village of Kazanka, into a poor peasant family with many children.


Filipp Malyavin was disappointed to learn that they only made copies of Russian icons.


In March 1892, Filipp Malyavin arrived in St Petersburg and, with Beklemishev's help, was enrolled in the Academy of Arts.


Filipp Malyavin's options included such great artists as Vladimir Makovsky and Arkhip Kuindzhi.


However, Filipp Malyavin applied for, and was accepted into, the studio of Russian realist Ilya Repin, who among others, taught Igor Grabar, Konstantin Somov, Anna Ostroumova-Lebedeva, and Boris Kustodiev.


Filipp Malyavin began to perfect his style of portraiture, creating another series of paintings depicting his fellow-artists from Repin's studio.


Filipp Malyavin's fame spread quickly, and it was not long before society grandees such as Baroness Wolf and Mme.


Filipp Malyavin's work was too different, too bright, and it had no plot - it did not fit the contemporary art scene at the time.


Filipp Malyavin's work was suddenly in demand, with the Luxembourg Museum in Paris buying Three Women.


On returning to Russia, Filipp Malyavin married Natalia Novaak-Sarich, the daughter of a rich industrialist from Odessa and a private student at the Higher Art School.


Filipp Malyavin's work began appearing in the salons of the World of Art group, and the Union of Russian Artists.


Filipp Malyavin reached his peak between 1905 and 1907, during Russia's revolutionary crisis.


Between 1908 and 1910, Filipp Malyavin did not display any work, and the official art critics began attacking him more and more frequently.


Filipp Malyavin traveled to Paris, and on his return, painted a large family portrait, which he exhibited in January 1911, at the salon of the Union of Russian Artists.


The painting was a failure, and between 1911 and 1915, Filipp Malyavin exhibited only the works of the earlier period.


In 1918, Filipp Malyavin moved with his family to Ryazan, where he participated in the Ryazan Commissariat for Education's propaganda of art and taught.


Filipp Malyavin painted a portrait of Anatoly Lunacharsky, and his works were displayed in Moscow exhibitions.


In fall of 1922, Filipp Malyavin traveled abroad with his family yet again, to organize a traveling exhibition of his works.


Filipp Malyavin is noted for changing the portrayal of peasants in Russian painting and for his brilliant use of color.