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Georgy Matveyev

Georgy Matveyev

Georgy Matveyev (24th of May 1910, Moscow, Russian Empire – 11th of September 1966, Riga, Latvian SSR) –  a painter and a graphic artist, a writer.

In 1937 G. Matveyev graduted with merit from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. He received a free studio and the right to improve his skills by the Academy for one year.  He also received the grand prix at the exhibition of the graduates of the Academy (1938), where his painting "My Friends are Enjoying Themselves" was selected out of 47 other works. After his return from Belgium, Georgy Matveyev organized an exhibition together with Alexey Jupatov. 

He was known not only as an artist, but also as a literateur, who created his own literary union at the end of 1920ies. 

Only scarce data is known about his work in the post-war period, though he lived and worked in Latvia.

Tatiana Feigmane

Sources of information:

Возвращенные имена. Русское искусство XIX-XX веков из собрания Анатолия Педана. – Rīga: GALERIJA HABERLAND, 2011.

Людмила Пестова. ©Жизнь и творчество Георгия Матвеева




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