Boris Fogel

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Boris Alexandrovich Fogel
Born (1872-01-18)January 18, 1872
Buynaksk, Russian Empire
Died 1961
Leningrad, USSR
Nationality Russian
Education Repin Institute of Arts
Known for Painting, Teaching
Movement Realism

Boris Alexandrovich Fogel (Russian: Борис Александрович Фогель) (January 18, 1872, Buynaksk, Russian Empire – 1961, Leningrad) was a Russian and Soviet painter and art educator, who lived and worked in Leningrad, a member of the Leningrad Union of the Soviet Artists,[1] professor of painting of the Repin Institute of Arts, who played an important role in the formation of the Leningrad school of painting,[2]


Boris Alexandrovich Fogelv was born January 18, 1872, in Buynaksk on North Caucasus. His father was a career military man, Colonel, had spent almost all his life in the campaigns for the conquest of the Caucasus. His mother Olga Flovitskaya was a close relative of the artist Konstantin Flavitsky.

In 1880, after the death of his father, Boris moved with his mother in Tbilisi. While studying in high school, he engaged in drawing at the private studio of Zakharov. In 1891, Boris Fogel comes to Moscow, where he entered the medical faculty of Moscow University. At the same time he continued studies in painting, using advices of known artists Vasily Polenov, Vladimir Makovsky, Konstantin Korovin, and Sergei Korovin. Then about a year engaged in a private studio of Leonid Pasternak.

In 1896 Boris Fogel lived and studied in Paris. After returning to Saint Petersburg, Fogel joined the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied with Repin and Kovalevsky. In 1902 he graduated from Academy of Arts as an artist of painting, his graduate work named «An Evening». Since 1934 and until his death Boris Fogel taught at the Repin Institute of Arts. He was a member of the Leningrad Union of Artists and participated in exhibitions of the leningrad artists.


See also


  1. Центральный Государственный Архив литературы и искусства. СПб. Ф.78. Оп.3. Д.67. Л.16.
  2. Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. Saint Petersburg, NP-Print Edition, 2007. P.356-360, 362, 367, 368, 371—373, 389, 392.
  3. Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. Saint Petersburg, NP-Print Edition, 2007. P.357—360, 362, 364—366, 368, 371—373, 382, 384, 387, 398.


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