Russian artist Fedot Sychkov

'Self-Portrait', 1899. Russian artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Self-Portrait’, 1899. Russian artist Fedot Sychkov

Russian artist Fedot Sychkov (1870 -1958) was born into a poor peasant family in the village Kochelaevo, Penza province. When the future artist was twelve years old, he lost his father. Remaining without bread children and mother, had to go from house to house with a knapsack, to collect “for Christ’s sake.” The student of a primary school the boy showed his talent in drawing, with a help of his teacher he was sent to St. Petersburg art school. Since childhood Fedot Sychkov showed a talent for painting. Worked in icon painting workshop, painted frescoes in churches, drew portraits from photographs.

'Self-Portrait', 1893. Russian artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Self-Portrait’, 1893. Russian artist Fedot Sychkov

In 1892 he went to St. Petersburg, in the School of Drawing Society for the Encouragement of Arts, with the support of General Arapov who paid attention to a talented young self-taught artist. In 1895 he graduated from the School of Drawing and became a volunteer at the Higher Art School at the Academy of Arts. After graduating, he returned to his homeland. In 1900 he was awarded for his painting “The news from the war.” The main theme of the artist – the life of the peasants, rural holidays.

'A girl in a blue scarf', 1935. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘A girl in a blue scarf’, 1935. Artist Fedot Sychkov

Paintings of Fedot Sychkov attract with gaiety of colors, white smile framed by colored scarves, sun shine and snow aroma of wild herbs. He received six awards for academic exhibitions in St. Petersburg. He was awarded the silver medal at the show in St. Louis (USA). He earned an honorable mention at the International Exhibition in Rome. And in 1908 personally visited England, France and Germany. Hardly these trips have added something to his realistic, purely Russian painting. But a sense of satisfaction from an overseas voyage as a result has been achieved, of course, was. On arrival in Russia he returned to his native Kochelaevo.

'Portrait of Lydia Sychkova, the Artist's Wife', 1903. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Portrait of Lydia Sychkova, the Artist’s Wife’, 1903. Artist Fedot Sychkov

Behind every genius creator is a woman who supports him. This muse for Fedot Sychkov has become his wife – Lidia. She, like her husband, was keenly interested in popular culture, including Mordovia. Lidia carefully collected items of national costume, jewelry. Her collection has included an incredible amount of shawls, shirts, hats, belts, beads. All this wealth used in his portraits Fedot Vasilevich. Russian artist Fedot Sychkov died in Saransk, being honored art worker of Mordovia

'Going out'. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Going out’. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Peasant Girl'. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Peasant Girl’. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Down the hills', 1910. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Down the hills’, 1910. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Almaty Apples' 1937. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Almaty Apples’ 1937. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'At a hedge. Winter', 1931. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘At a hedge. Winter’, 1931. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Collective Farm Market', 1936. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Collective Farm Market’, 1936. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Friends'. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Friends’. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Girlfriends', 1916. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Girlfriends’, 1916. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Making Snowman', 1910. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Making Snowman’, 1910. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Molodukha' (Young woman), 1928. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Molodukha’ (Young woman), 1928. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'The Mordvinian teacher' 1937. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘The Mordvinian teacher’ 1937. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Tractor drivers', 1938. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Tractor drivers’, 1938. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Troika', 1906. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Troika’, 1906. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Two girls on the snow', 1929. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Two girls on the snow’, 1929. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Among sunflowers'. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Among sunflowers’. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Asters', 1940. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Asters’, 1940. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Children in flowers', 1932. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Children in flowers’, 1932. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Difficult transition', 1934. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Difficult transition’, 1934. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Girlfriends'. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Girlfriends’. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Peasant Girl'. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Peasant Girl’. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Peasant'. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Peasant’. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Portrait of a Girl'. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Portrait of a Girl’. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Portrait of a Hero of the Soviet Union, pilot Alexander G. Kotov', 1943. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Portrait of a Hero of the Soviet Union, pilot Alexander G. Kotov’, 1943. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Portrait of Anna Ivanovna Sychkova, the artist's mother', 1898. Artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Portrait of Anna Ivanovna Sychkova, the artist’s mother’, 1898. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Portrait of Lydia Vasilevna Sychkova, the Artist's Wife', 1904. Russian artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Portrait of Lydia Vasilevna Sychkova, the Artist’s Wife’, 1904. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Portrait of the Actress Alexandra Dmitrievna Pel', 1913. Russian artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Portrait of the Actress Alexandra Dmitrievna Pel’, 1913. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Proska', 1932. Russian artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Proska’, 1932. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Reaper', 1931. Russian artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Reaper’, 1931. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Schoolgirl', 1934. Russian artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Schoolgirl’, 1934. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Sledging'. Russian artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Sledging’. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Venice. Village', 1908. Russian artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Venice. Village’, 1908. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Wildflowers' 1942. Russian artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Wildflowers’ 1942. Artist Fedot Sychkov

'Woman with child. Portrait of Sister', 1903. Russian artist Fedot Sychkov

‘Woman with child. Portrait of Sister’, 1903. Russian artist Fedot Sychkov

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