Ryndin Vadim Fyodorovich (1902, Moscow – 1974, Moscow).
People’s Artist of the USSR (1962), fellow of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1964).
Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR (1950).
Stage designer. He studied at the Free Art and Craft Studio in Voronezh (1918-1922) and at the High Arts and Technical workshops (VHUTEMAS) in Moscow (1922-1924).
He was a member of such associations as Makovets, Moscow Artists Society, The Four Arts, and the Association of Artists of the Revolutionary Russia. He held the position of art director at theaters such as the Chamber Theater (1931-1934), the Vakhtangov Theater (1935-1944, 1947-1958), the Moscow Drama Theater (1944-1947), and the Bolshoy Theater (since 1953).
The influence of constructivism is felt in his works of late 20s and early 30s. He was the production designer of plays such as Vishnevsky’s Optimistic Tragedy (1933, Chamber theater), Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing (1936, Vakhtangov Theater), Fadeyev’s The Young Guard (1947, Moscow Drama Theater), Shakespeare’s Hamlet (1954, Moscow Mayakovsky Theater); Prokofiev’s War and Peace (1959), Verdi’s Don Carlos (1963), and Molchanov’s The Unknown Soldier (1967) in the Bolshy.
Ryndin taught at the V.I. Surikov Moscow Art Institute (since 1965).
His works are in the State Tretyakov Gallery, in the Bakhrushin State Central Theater Museum, the Bolshoy Theater museum, and in many private collections.
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