Yuri Khukhrov

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Yuri Dmitrievich Khukhrov
Born (1932-05-14)May 14, 1932
Leningrad, USSR
Died November 22, 2003(2003-11-22) (aged 71)
Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Nationality Russian
Education Repin Institute of Arts
Known for Painting, Graphics, Art education
Movement Realism

Yuri Dmitrievich Khukhrov (Russian: Ю́рий Дми́триевич Хухро́в; May 14, 1932, Leningrad, USSR – November 22, 2003, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation) was a Russian Soviet realist painter, graphic artist, and art teacher, who lived and worked in Saint Petersburg (former Leningrad). He was a member of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists (before 1992 named as the Leningrad branch of Union of Artists of Russian Federation),[1] and regarded by art historian Sergei V. Ivanov as one of representatives of the Leningrad school of painting.[2]


Yuri Dmitrievich Khukhrov was born May 14, 1932 in Leningrad.

In 1945-46 Yuri Khukhrov visited Art studio at the Leningrad Palace of Young Pioneers, where he studied of noted art educators S. Levina, and N. Tikhomirova. In 1947–1952 he studied at the Leningrad Secondary Art School under the All-Union Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied of Galina Risina, Mikhail Kozell, and Alexei Kuznetsov.

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Sergei Ivanov 1981

In 1952 after graduation Secondary Art School Yuri Khukhrov was adopted at the first course of Department of Painting at the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after Ilya Repin, where he studied under Vasily Sokolov, Valery Pimenov, Leonid Khudiakov, Alexander Zaytsev, Grigory Chepets.

In 1958 Yuri Khukhrov has graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Boris Ioganson studio, together with Valentina Monakhova, Vecheslav Ovchinnikov, Yaroslav Serov, Alexander Stolbov, and other young artists. His graduation work was genre painting "Red Army cavalrymen"[3]

Since 1958 Yuri Khukhrov has participated in Art Exhibitions. He painted portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, genre paintings, still life, etudes done from nature. His personal exhibitions were in Leningrad (1958, 1970) and Saint-Petersburg (1995, 1997, 2004).

In 1962–1969 years, Yuri Khukhrov taught painting and drawings at the Leningrad Higher School of Industrial Art named after Vera Mukhina.

Yuri Khukhrov was a member of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists (before 1992 named as the Leningrad branch of Union of Artists of Russian Federation) since 1958.

Yuri Dmitrievich Khukhrov died November 22, 2003, in Saint Petersburg. His paintings reside in Art museums and private collections in the Russia, Finland, in the U.S., France, and throughout the world[citation needed].

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  1. Directory of Members of the Union of Artists of USSR. Volume 2.- Moscow: Soviet artist, 1979. - p. 524.
  2. Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School.- Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. – pp. 9, 20, 21, 27, 299, 301, 372, 393-401, 404, 405, 407, 416-420, 422-424, 446.
  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. 81.




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