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Kibardin, Georgii Vladimirovich
Кибардин, Георгий Владимирович
Born 1903, Viatka Governorate, Russian Empire; died 1963 Moscow, USSR

Georgii Vladimirovich Kibardin was born in a starkly depressing, desolate part of the Russian Empire. In his youth, he determinedly ventured to Moscow where he attended VKhUTEMAS [Higher Art and Technical Studios] studying under the tutelage of the noted Russian artist, Ilya Ivanovich Mashkov. In the 1920s, Georgii Kibardin attended courses at the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (AKhRR). He joined its successor, the Association of the Revolutionary Artists (AKhR), in 1923.

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Georgii Vladimirovich Kibardin was born in a starkly depressing, desolate part of the Russian Empire. In his youth, he determinedly ventured to Moscow where he attended VKhUTEMAS [Higher Art and Technical Studios] studying under the tutelage of the noted Russian artist, Ilya Ivanovich Mashkov. In the 1920s, Georgii Kibardin attended courses at the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (AKhRR). He joined its successor, the Association of the Revolutionary Artists (AKhR), in 1923. Kibardin began to exhibit professionally by 1928 and yet, his first solo exhibition did not take place until 1951. His artwork was featured in Moscow art exhibitions in 1960, 1963, and 1971.

Kibardin joined the army as a volunteer during World War II and while at the front, he created a number portraits and oil paintings with 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 titled The First Belorussian Front with artwork dedicated to the war effort of the Soviet Armed Forces. After the war, Kibardin worked as a designer for the parade of Soviet athletes in Moscow (1945). Starting in 1957, he focused on the White Sea as his main 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 and many were included in the eponymous book Belomoriye [The White Sea] published in 1964.

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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.