Uzbek Avant-Garde Artists of the 1920s and 1930s
Oil on canvas. 59 x 40cm
Alexey Podkovyrov (1889-1957)
In 1918 Podkovyrov graduated from the teachers higher school in Aktyubinsk, Kazakhstan. He was educated in Rozanov’s Art Studio in Tashkent (1924-1927), then in the Penza Art School where his teacher was I. Goryushkin-Sorokopudov (1927-1929). His friendship with young Uzbek artists such as N. Karakhan, U. Tansykbayev and elder and more experienced ones like A. Volkov, O. Tatevosyan played an important role in forming his aesthetic views. Podkovyrov participated in many exhibitions in Tashkent, Moscow, and after 1947 in Alma-Ata.