Vasnetsov Viktor Mikhaylovich (1848, Lopyal settlement - 1926, Moscow).
Russian painter. Studied in Petersburg painting school of the artists’ encouragement society (1867-68), the Academy of Artists (1868-75), where he became an acting member in 1893. Joined the Itinerants Society in 1878. Lived and worked in Moscow. His works can be found in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum. Created such pictures, as "After Igor Svyatoslavich's fighting with the Polovtsy” (1880), “Alyonushka” (1881), “Ivan Tsarevich on Grey Wolf" (1889), “The Bogatyrs” (1881-98), “Tsar Ivan Vasilyevich the Terrible” (1897, all of them are in the Tretyakov Gallery).
Theatrical Projects: sceneries and costumes to the pantomime "The Snow Maiden". During 1883-85 was creating a monumental panel “The Stone Age” for the Historical Museum in Moscow, during 1885-96 created a major part of frescoes in the Vladimirskiy Cathedral in Kiev. The church, the fairy "The Hut of Baba Yaga” in Abramtsevo was created after his paintings (Moscow Region, 1883), as well as the front elevation of the Tretyakov Gallery (1902).
During the Soviet epoch he worked on folk fairy subjects (The Battle of Dobrynya Nikitich with the Seven-Headed Dragon", 1918; "Koshchei the Immortal”, 1917-26; both pictures are in the Vasnetsov House-Museum, Moscow).
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