Uzbek Avant-Garde Artists of the 1920s and 1930s
Oil on canvas. 60 x 80cm
Oganes Tatevosyan (1889-1974)
In 1908 Tatevosyan entered Tbilisi’s Art School. In 1910-1917 he studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture under K. Korovin, then in the VKHUTEMAS (Higher Art Technical Studios) from 1921-1927. Between this time, he lived in Samarkand, and became close friends with A. Nikolayev and V. Ufimtsev. He was a member-founder of the “Samarkand commune” school (1918) and the School of Painting and Sculpture in Erevan, Armenia (1921). In 1918-1919 he participated in decorating Samarkand to mark the revolutionary holidays, painting vivid propaganda panels. From 1932 Tatevosyan lived in Tashkent and in 1937 worked as art director of the Uzbek Pavilion in the All-Union Exhibition in Moscow. In 1966 Tatevosyan moved to Moscow.
Komsomol Brigade. 1930
Oil on canvas. 120 x 100cm