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Pimenov, Iurii (Georgii) Ivanovich
Пименов, Юрий (Георгий) Иванович
Born 1903, Moscow, Russian Empire; died 1977, Moscow, USSR

Iurii Ivanovich Pimenov worked in the fields of painting, set design and graphic design during his career. He studied at VKHUTEMAS (Higher Art and Technical Workshops) in Moscow from 1920 to 1925. He was a founding member of OST (Obshchestvo khudozhnikov-stankovistov)-- an artist's society in the Soviet Union formed in 1924. When OST terminated, he became a member of IzoBrigada from 1931 to 1932.

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Iurii Ivanovich Pimenov worked in the fields of painting, set design and graphic design during his career. He studied at VKHUTEMAS (Higher Art and Technical Workshops) in Moscow from 1920 to 1925. He was a founding member of OST (Obshchestvo khudozhnikov-stankovistov)-- an artist's society in the Soviet Union formed in 1924. When OST terminated, he became a member of IzoBrigada from 1931 to 1932.

In the 1920s, Pimenov began writing for the theater and this work led him to creating set design during the 1930s. In 1937, he designed the murals for the Soviet pavilion at the World’s Fair in Paris. He subsequently designed murals for the Soviet pavilion at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York.

During the early phase of World War II, Pimenov worked with the TASS (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union) Studio but in 1943 he was called into military service. Between 1945-1972, he taught painting in the art faculty of VGIK (All-Union Cinematography Institute). For his artistic achievements, Pimenov was awarded the Stalin Prize in 1947 and in 1950 as well as the Lenin Prize in 1967.

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Sources & Citations

Groys, B., Hollein, M., & Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. (2003). Dream factory Communism: The visual culture of the Stalin era. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz.
Swanson, V. G. (1998). Soviet impressionism. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club.
Askart.com/ Yuri Ivanovich (Georgy) Pemenov