Monday, August 21, 2017

Uralvagonzavod's museum features a Nizhiy Tagil artist exhibition

The Uralvagonzavod Scientific and Production Corporations' museum has opened an exhibition showcasing the works of Dmitri Kavalershin, a known artist and teacher from Nizhniy Tagil.

The exhibition is the first showing of Kavalershin's work since his death in 1952 and opens in a year that would mark the artist's 110th birthday, Ural Business Consulting reports.

Kavalershin, a painter, joined Russia's artist union in 1939. In 1941, he was forced to move from Stalingrad to Nizhiy Tagil. During his career, Kavershin worked at Uralvagonzavod for 10 years painting landscapes and helping to create the foundation for art education in the Urals.

Kavalershin is celebrated for his ability to capture the beauty of Ural nature and juxtaposing that imagery against the harsh conditions of the life of a laborer. His noted paintings include "The Industrial Tagil," "The Old Shaft" and "The III International Mine".

In 1948, Kavalershin opened the first art studio at Uralvagonzavod's club. He has been credited for tutoring well-known artists Ural artists such as Ivan Bolotskikh and Timofey Kovalenko. Kavalershin also organized several traveling art exhibitions for the benefit of locals of the Urals.