Ivan Mikhailovich Varichev
|Born||January 15, 1924|
|Died||June 7, 2016 (aged 92)|
|Education||Repin Institute of Arts|
|Awards||Order of the Patriotic War|
Order of Glory
Honored Artist of the RSFSR
People's Artist of the Russian Federation
Ivan Mikhailovich Varichev (Russian: ; January 15, 1924 - June 7, 2016) Russian Soviet realist painter, People's Artist of the Russian Federation, who live and work in Saint Petersburg (former Leningrad). He is a member of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists (before 1992 named as the Leningrad branch of Union of Artists of Russian Federation), regarded as one of the brightest representatives of the Leningrad school of painting, most famous for his lyrical landscape of rural Russia.
Ivan Mikhailovich Varichev was born January 15, 1924 in village of Nizhnaya Loshikha, Smolensk Province of the USSR.
In 1942, Ivan Varichev was drafted into the Red Army and took part in the German-Soviet War, which led the Soviet people against Nazi Germany and its allies. As a soldier and gunner he fought on the Leningrad Front, then on the Soviet Far East against Japan. He was wounded and marked by military awards.
After demobilization Ivan Varichev entered at the Tavricheskaya Art School in Leningrad, which he graduated in 1951. After graduation Ivan Varichev was adopted at the first course of Department of Painting at the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after Ilya Repin, where he studied of Ivan Stepashkin, Vitaly Valtsev, Piotr Belousov.
In 1957, Ivan Varichev graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after Ilya Repin in Yuri Neprintsev studio, together with Galina Rumiantseva, Zlata Bizova, Ilya Glazunov, Elena Gorokhova, Vladimir Malevsky, Dmitry Oboznenko, Vladimir Proshkin, and other young artists. His graduation work was genre painting "The Return from mowing"
Since 1957 Ivan Varichev has participated in Art Exhibitions. He painted landscapes, genre paintings, and sketches from the life. Most famous for etudes done from nature and lyrical landscapes of rural Russia.
Ivan Varichev has become a member of the Leningrad Union of Artists since 1960.
Ivan Varichev was awarded the honorary titles of the Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1983), and the People's Artist of the Russian Federation (2005).