MITROKHIN Dmitry Isidorovich

1883 1973

Russian and Soviet graphic artist, book illustrator and fine arts expert.

In 1902, after finishing school in Yeisk, he enrolled at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture the alma mater of Alexander Vasnetsov and Alexey Stepanov; however as it did not have a book graphics department, in 1904,he joined the Stroganov school. He studied water colour painting under Sergey Yaguzhinsky and drawing under Stanislav Noakovsky. In 1904, he became a member of the Murava ceramists association.

In 1905, he went to Paris where he studied drawing for two years under Eugene Grasset and Theophile Steinlen at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere. While in Paris, he became fiends with S. P. Yaremich, met Elizaveta Kruglikova and sculptor Eduard Wittig. Returning to Russia, he took up residence in St. Petersburg. He illustrated childrens books for Iosif Knebels publishing house (1912-1914) and collaborated with a number of magazines - Satiricon (1913-1914), Novy Satiricon (till 1917), Lukomorye (1914-1917) and Apollon, among others.

In 1916, he joined the Mir Iskusstva [The World of Art] Society and took up a job with the Russian Museum as custodian of the Drawing and Etching Section which he held from 1919 to 1923. From 1919 to 1923, he was professor at the Higher Institute for Photography and Photographic Technique, and from 1924 to 1934 professor at the Printing Department with VKHUTEIN (the Higher Art and Technical Institute) teaching a book graphics course.

He worked in a variety of graphic techniques: xylography (19231934), etching and dry-point on metal (19271951), lithography (19281934), linoleum engraving, water colours and coloured pencil. The artist created numerous graphic series the North Dvina drawings and prints (1927), Six Linocuts coloured by the Author (1928), Yeisk drawing and prints series (the 1930s), watercolour series Leningrad during the Great Patriotic War (1941), linocuts series Leningrad landscapes (1935-1941). In 1944, he moved to Moscow where he resumed his book graphics work (till the 1960s), worked in engraving and participated in numerous exhibitions.

 

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  • CabbiesCabbies
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  • Still lifeStill life
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  • Man with a PipeMan with a Pipe
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  • Street with CabbiesStreet with Cabbies
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  • In a squareIn a square
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  • StreetStreet
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  • Embankment. At the Parapet.Embankment. At the Parapet.
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  • Leningrad. WinterLeningrad. Winter
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  • Apple and Nuts. FruitsApple and Nuts. Fruits
    1951