Likhachev Mikhail Ivanovich


Mikhail Ivanovich Likhachev – painter, portrait painter, landscape painter, author of thematic paintings. People’s Artist of the RSFSR.

Born in the village of Babyakovo (Voronezh district, Voronezh province). He attended classes in the studio of fine arts at the Voronezh House of Culture “Pishchevik”, enjoyed the advice of A.A. Buchkuri and A.P. Vasilieva. In 1935-1938 he worked as a student of the artist in the Voronezh Drama Theater. In 1938 he made his debut at the exhibition of young artists of Voronezh.

Member of World War II. He studied at the Moscow Central Studio “All Artists” (1946–1947) under the direction of B.V. Johanson. Since 1949 – a member of the Union of Soviet Artists. In the period from 1948 to 1978 he took part in 26 republican and all-Russian exhibitions.

He worked mainly on thematic topical genre canvases: “Our have come” (1948), “Toast for the heroine of labor” (1949), “Beetrooters” (1959), “Anxious 20s” (1967). Author of portraits: actor A.P. Chernova (1947), artist N.K. Bykova (1960), artist R.A. Manukovskaya (1962), writer I.V. Sidelnikova (1979) and others.

The master’s paintings are in the State Tretyakov Gallery, Voronezh Regional Art Museum. I.N. Kramskoy, in private collections in Russia and abroad.

Mikhail Ivanovich died on February 13, 1997.

In 19918, named after M.I. Likhachev named street in Podgorny (Voronezh microdistrict); in 1999 at the house where he lived in 1962-1981. (Pushkinskaya St., 7), a memorial plaque was installed.

М.И. Лихачёв. За героиню. 1949.
© ВОХМ им. И.Н. Крамского
М.И. Лихачёв. Рождение песни (Портрет А.В. Кольцова). 1959.
© ВОХМ им. И.Н. Крамского
М.И. Лихачёв. Студенты. 1969.
© ВОХМ им. И.Н. Крамского