Exhibition "Alexander Buchkuri: student and teacher"


November 19, 2020 in the exhibition hall of VOKHM named after I.N. Kramskoy will open the exhibition exhibition “Alexander Buchkuri: student and teacher”, timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth. The exposition will present two indissoluble facets of the personality of Alexander Alekseevich Buchkuri – creativity and pedagogical activity of the artist.

For the first time in a long period of time, the paintings and graphic works of Alexander Buchkuri and his students, documentary materials, photographs from the museum’s funds will be presented in full. An exhibition of this scale was held only in 1970 to mark the 100th anniversary of the artist. The public will see many of the master’s graphic works for the first time.
A total of about 120 works.

The life and work of Alexander Buchkuri are inextricably linked with the Voronezh region. It was in Voronezh that he began his artistic education in the workshop of Lev Grigorievich Solovyov, in the early 1890s he participated in the creation of the Circle of Drawing Lovers (1892-1918) and the Voronezh Free Drawing School (1893-1918).

Despite the fact that Buchkuri continued his education at the Academy of Arts (1899-1904) in the studio of I.E. Repin and until 1918 he lived mainly in St. Petersburg with his wife, artist Vassa Iosifovna Epifanova, the connection with Voronezh, both creative and personal, was never interrupted. The image of a small homeland is present in every work of the artist.

Upon his return to Voronezh, Alexander Buchkuri was actively involved in teaching, created a workshop of realistic painting in Voronezh free art workshops. In the 1920s, many Voronezh artists studied with Buchkuri: Bakalinskaya, Sklyar, Stakhovsky, Romanovskaya, Nevedrov, Ryndin, Ryndina (Bessarabova), Korablinov, Vasilyev, Shilkret, Cherskikh. For many young artists – Likhachev, Goncharov, Timin, Komolov, Uspenskaya, Legenya, Buchkuri’s paintings on the theme of peasant life have become a creative guide.

The life of Alexander Alekseevich Buchkuri was filled with selfless, purposeful work and love for the Voronezh region, which he conveyed in his works with a special coloristic system of the pictorial language.

The jubilee exhibition is designed to show that the creativity and pedagogical activity of Alexander Alekseevich Buchkuri are an integral part of Russian art of the first half of the 20th century.

The exhibition is held with the participation of the Museum of Folk Culture and Ethnography of Voronezh State University and the Nelzha.ru Children’s and Family Rest Park.

Visit cost:
Full ticket – 300 rubles.
Discount ticket (pupils, students, pensioners) – 200 rubles.
Members of the Union of Artists (upon presentation of a certificate) – free.
Photography: mobile devices, camera (without flash) – free of charge.

Currently, the ticket can only be purchased ONLINE. Electronic tickets for the exhibition will be available closer to the opening date.

The exhibition will run until January 17, 2021.