Irina Getmanskaya

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Irina Ivanovna Getmanskaya
Born (1939-01-06) January 6, 1939 (age 82)
Leningrad, USSR
Nationality Russian
Education Repin Institute of Arts
Known for Painting
Movement Realism

Irina Ivanovna Getmanskaya (Russian: Ири́на Ива́новна Ге́тманская; January 6, 1939, Leningrad, USSR) - Soviet, Russians painter and art teacher, living and working in Saint Petersburg, a member of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists (before 1992 named as the Leningrad branch of Union of Artists of Russian Federation),[1] regarded as one of representatives of the Leningrad school of painting.[2]


Getmanskaya (born Sysoeva) was born January 6, 1939, in Leningrad, USSR, to an artistic family. From 1950 to 1957 she studied in the Leningrad Secondary Art School under the All-Union Academy of Arts. She was a student of Alexei Kuznetsov and Alexander Bulygin.

In 1959 she entered the Department of Painting of the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after Ilya Repin. She studied with Alexander Debler, Boris Ugarov, Viktor Reykhet, Vitaly Valtsev, and Vladislav Anisovich.

In 1964 she graduated from Ilya Repin Institute at the Victor Oreshnikov studio. Her graduation work was the painting "A Portrait of Sculpture", dedicated to the memory of her father, who died in the blockade of Leningrad.[3]

Irina Getmanskaya has participated in Art Exhibitions Since 1965. She painted portraits, landscapes, genre compositions, worked as painter of the Leningrad department of Art Found of Russian Federation.

Between 1960 and 1970 Irina Getmanskaya traveled much to Ural Province[clarification needed], Murmansk and Kandalaksha, Krasnoyarsk and Middle Asia. She worked also at the Houses of artistic creation "Acedemicheskaya Dacha" (Tver region), and "Hot Key" (North Caucasus).

Irina Getmanskaya is most famous for her contemporary portraits. Her style developed from the naturalist painting of 1960 in the direction of more decorative color and generalized composition while maintaining a constructive style of drawing.

Irina Getmanskaya is a Member of Saint Petersburg Union of Artists (before 1992 Leningrad branch of Union of Artists of Russian Federation) since 1975.[4]

In 1967-1975 Getmanskaya taught at the Leningrad Higher School of Industrial Art named after Vera Mukhina. Paintings by Irina Getmanskaya reside in Art museums and private collections in Russia, France, Germane, in the U.S., England and other countries.


  1. Directory of Members of the Union of Artists of USSR. Volume 2.- Moscow: Soviet artist, 1979. - p.405.
  2. Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School.- Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. – pp.183, 359, 395, 396.
  3. Anniversary Directory graduates of Saint Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture named after Ilya Repin, Russian Academy of Arts. 1915 - 2005. - Saint Petersburg: Pervotsvet Publishing House, 2007. p.94.
  4. Directory of members of the Leningrad branch of Union of Artists of Russian Federation. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1987. - p.30.




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