Kibardin, Georgii Vladimirovich
Кибардин, Георгий Владимирович
Born Viatka Governorate, Russian Empire, 1903; died Moscow, 1963
Georgii Kibardin was born and raised in a stark and rural part of the Russian Empire. In his youth, he ventured to Moscow where he attended VKhUTEMAS [Higher Art and Technical Studios] studying under the tutelage of I.I. Mashkov. During the 1920s, Kibardin attended the courses at the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (AKhRR). He joined the Association of the Revolutionary Artists (AKhR) in 1923. Kibardin began to exhibit professionally in 1928 and his first solo exhibition took place in 1951. His artwork was also featured in Moscow art exhibitions in 1960, 1963, and 1971.
During World War II, he joined the army as a volunteer and while at the front, he created a number portraits and oil paintings on military themes. He also produced a series of instructional posters on physical culture. In 1944, with a group of Polish artists, he organized an exhibition entitled The First Belorussian Front, with artwork dedicated to the war effort of the Soviet Armed Forces. Kibardin worked as a designer of public spaces for events such as the parade of Soviet athletes in Moscow (1945). Starting in 1957, Kibardin focused on the White Sea as his artistic theme. This interest began in 1955 when he participated in an expedition to the White Sea Biological Station of Moscow State University. He subsequently created over six hundred works about the White Sea region. Many of these were included into the eponymous book Belomoriye [The White Sea] published in 1964.
Sources & Citations
M.F. Ladur, Iskusstvo dlia millionov. Zametki khudozhnika (Moscow: 1983), 103.
Bibligraphicheskii slovar': Khudozhniki Narodov SSSR, vol. 4 (Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1970), 415.
Belomor'ye, album, essay A.D. Eremin, illustr. G.V. Kibardin (Moscow: Sovetskii khudozhnik, 1964).
Evgeniy Katsman, Zapiski khudozhnika (Moscow: The Academy of Art of the USSR 1962), 48.
Vystavski proizvedenii khudozhnika G.V. Kibardina "Beloye more" (Moscow: Sovetskii khudozhnik, 1957). Exhibition catalog; 8 pages.
Vystavka zhivopisi moskovskikh khudozhnikov (Moscow: 1954), 14. Exhibition catalog.