Exhibition «From Novokhopersk to Breslau. Front figures Seeds of Legeni from the collection of VOHM» (0+)


January 19, 2018 on the third floor of the main building of the Art Museum. I.N. The exhibition “From Novokhopersk to Breslau will begin its work. Front Figures Seeds of Legeni from the collection of the VOKHM. I.N. Kramskoy “, timed to the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Voronezh from the Nazi invaders.

The exposition will feature about 40 graphic works by the artist, created during the Great Patriotic War from 1942 to 1945, as an employee of the front-line multiparty “Combat Alert”.

Semen Danilovich Legien (1905-1994) – Voronezh painter, graphic artist, member of the Union of Artists, participant in the Great Patriotic War. Born in Buturlinovka in 1905, he studied at the Voronezh Art and Industrial College in AA. Butchkuri and SM. Romanovich. He worked as an artist-decorator in the Voronezh Drama Theater, an artist of the OGPU club and an artist of the regional association “Artist”.

Semyon Danilovich passed the roads of the war from Novokhopersk to Breslau as part of the junction of the 6th Army of the Voronezh, South-Western and 1st Ukrainian fronts, making sketches of military events, battles, brother-soldiers. Drawings depict touching human scenes: the front life of a soldier, the faces of civilians, scenes of peaceful life of the liberated cities of Europe and Berlin.

In the frontline conditions Semyon Legen managed to save more than a hundred of his own watercolors, pastels, drawings in pencil. After the death of the artist (1994), most of the work was transferred in 2009 by his daughter Galina Semenovna Legen as a gift to the Voronezh Art Museum. I.N. Kramskoy.

The exhibition will last until February 18, 2018.

The entrance fee for all categories of citizens is 50 rubles.

Photography – 100 rubles.
Video shooting – 250 rubles.

S.D. The Legend. Self-portrait. 1944.
Paper, pencil, watercolor.
S.D. The Legend. Detachment. 1943.
Paper, pencil.
S.D. The Legend. Out of street fighting in
Breslau. 1945.
Paper, watercolor, gouache.