Ivan Godlevsky

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Ivan Ivanovich Godlevsky
Born March 9, 1908
Kholm Governorate, Russian Empire
Died August 20, 1998
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Education Repin Institute of Arts
Known for Painting
Movement Realism
Awards Order of the Red Banner
Order of the Red Star
Order of the Patriotic War
Medal "For the Victory Over Germany"

Ivan Ivanovich Godlevsky (Russian: Иван Иванович Годлевский; March 9, 1908, Kholm Governorate, Russian Empire – August 20, 1998, Saint Petersburg, Russia) was a Soviet Russian painter, a member of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists (before 1992 — the Leningrad Union of Artists),[1] who lived and worked in Leningrad, regarded as one of representatives of the Leningrad school of painting,[2] most famous for his landscapes painted in decorative style.[3][4]


Ivan Godlevsky grew up in a orphanage. In 1925, he enrolled in a art school in Mirhorod. In 1927, he transferred to the Kiev Art Institute and attended Art Nouveau classes by Fedir Krychevsky.[5]


Paintings of Ivan Godlevsky
Fisherman's boats
Fisherman's boats 
The fishing port of Gourzouf, Crimea
The fishing port of Gourzouf, Crimea 

See also


  1. Справочник членов Ленинградской организации Союза художников РСФСР. Л., Художник РСФСР, 1987. C.31.
  2. Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School. Saint Petersburg, NP-Print Edition, 2007. P.392, 398.
  3. L' École de Leningrad. Auction Catalogue. Paris, Drouot Richelieu, 16 Juin 1989. P.66-67.
  4. Peinture Russe. Catalogue. Paris, Drouot Richelieu, 24 Septembre 1991. P.38-41.
  5. "Biography". Igodlevsky.ru.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


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