* Matveev Aleksandr Terentievich (1878-1960).
Matveev is an outstanding artist of the first half of the twentieth century, the largest representative of symbolism in sculpture.
In 1896–1899 he studied at the Bogolyubovsky drawing school in Saratov with V.V. Konovalov and T.P. Salvini-Barakka, at the same time with Konovalov in the studio at the Saratov Society of Fine Arts. In 1899 he entered the Moscow School of Music and Arts as a freelance student. He studied under the guidance of S. M. Volnukhin and P. P. Trubetskoy. In 1900–1901 he received a small silver medal and S. M. Tretyakov Prize for sculptural studies. In 1901–1905 he worked in the ceramic workshop of S. I. Mamontov “Abramtsevo” behind Butyrskaya Zastava in Moscow, in 1907–1912 - in the art and ceramic workshops of P. K. Vaulin and O. O. Geldvein in Kikerin near St. Petersburg. In 1906–1907 for a scholarship to the foundation, E. D. Polenova studied at private art studios in Paris.
He exhibited his work at exhibitions of the Moscow Association of Artists (since 1905), “Blue Rose” (1907), “Wreath” (since 1908). He was a member and exhibitor of the Union of Russian Artists (since 1910), World of Art (since 1912), Jack of Diamonds (since 1910). In 1924 he became one of the founders of the Four Arts association; since 1926 he was a member of the Society of Russian Sculptors. In 1918-1948 he taught at the Petrograd State Free Artistic Training Workshops - Institute of Painting Sculpture and Architecture. I. E. Repina; in 1932-1934 was the director of the All-Russian Academy of Arts. In 1931 he was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the RSFSR. In the 1930s - 1940s he worked on projects of monuments to A. M. Gorky, A. P. Chekhov, A. S. Pushkin and others.
Buy author works – * Matveev Aleksandr Terentievich