Ilya Glazunov

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MOSCOW, July 11. /TASS/. Farewell to the painter Ilya Glazunov will be held on Tuesday in Moscow, the funeral will be held at the Novodevichy cemetery. The founder and rector of the Russian Academy of painting, sculpture and architecture, died on July 9 at the age of 87 years.

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“The funeral service will be held at Epiphany Cathedral in elohove. Farewell ceremony will begin at 11 am. Chance to approach the father is at all interested. No restrictions, other than temporary, will not” – said TASS, the son of a painter, Ivan Glazunov.

The funeral will be held after the funeral at Novodevichy cemetery.

In memory of the wizard who has raised many talented Russian artists, the Moscow state art gallery of his name will work in this day free. In one of the rooms will be set “memory book” where everyone can leave words of Ilya Sergeyevich .

Life line of Ilya Glazunov

People’s artist of the USSR Ilya Glazunov has created more than six thousand works of art. As a student of the Leningrad Institute of painting, sculpture and architecture. Repin, for his diploma painting “Roads of war” which depicts the retreat of the Soviet army in 1941, he received “three”. But that did not stop a young artist in 1956 to become the winner of the Grand Prix at the world exhibition of youth and students in Prague for the image he created of the prisoner in the prison of writer and journalist Julius Fucik. Prague high evaluation of the jury was the basis for the first personal exhibition of 26-year-old student of Ilya Glazunov in 1957 in Moscow.

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Glazunov traveled, creating portraits of political figures in the USSR and abroad: Chilean President Salvador Allende, Pope, Indian politician Indira Gandhi, the first Secretary of the CPSU Leonid Brezhnev. One of the most famous works of Glazunov’s painting “Mystery of the XX century”, which the artist captures 2342 character.

During the life of Glazunov worked on illustrations to the works of Dostoevsky, Nekrasov, Blok, Leskov, Kuprin, and Lermontov.

The artist also participated in the reconstruction of the Big Kremlin Palace and on the design of the Soviet Embassy in Spain.

Glazunov – full cavalier of the Order “For merits before Fatherland”, winner of state awards of foreign countries, the gold medal of UNESCO “For the contribution to world culture and civilization” (1999).