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Tatyana Uskova

 

Represented Artist

Untitled
21,5 x 26
oil on canvas
1953
Untitled
35 x 25,5
oil on canvas

Artist Biography title

Tatyana Uskova was born in 1930 in Moscow. Her father, Boris Uskov, a scientist, the director of the Kremlin embalming laboratory and a skillful artist, was very supportive of his daughter's talent. Tatyana began her formal art education at age 13 at the Moscow Surikov School of Art, established for gifted children by the Moscow State Surikov Institute. She was accepted to the Surikov, becoming the only female student ever to be admitted into the class of Prof. V. Yefanov*. She studied under other noted artists D. Zhilinski, I. Grabar, S. Gerasimov and Prof. Hristenko and was regarded a promising artist. At the Surikov, many artists (today well-known internationally), were among Uskova's colleagues and friends: Erik Bulatov, Ilya Kabakov, Aleksei and Sergei Tkachev, Oleg Savostiuk, Efrem Zverkov, Tair Salakhov, Aleksei Shmarinov, Oleg Vasiliev, the Rodionovs, Ivan Bruni, Mai Miturich, Andrey Vasnetzov, Andrei Goncharov, art critic Maria Chegodaeva, art historian Prof. A. Chegodaev; artists E. Kibrick, A. Deineka, Lev Zbarsky.
After 5 years of studies, Uskova's diploma project "After the Search", a grandiose canvas, was selected to commemorate the All-Union Exhibition on Komsomol Anniversary.
Later the canvas was exhibited at the Young Artists State Exhibition in Vladimir.
In the 60's, her career as a muralist took hold when she joined the Painters Kombinat of the Artist Union. Uskova began to receive commissions on large public projects in various cities of the country: Samarkand, Kirov, Tver', Vologda. These were the commissions that called for a portraitist able to capture the likenesses of the distinguished "heroes of labor", collective-farm super-achievers, regional officials, pilots, ethnic characters. The jobs required trips to the site, where Uskova sketched from life and produced multiple studies in oils with evident mastery and confidence, portraits remarkable in their vivid characteristics of the people depicted. This rich body of work is valuable artistically and historically as unique documents of the Soviet period. Four of Uskova's paintings were featured on postal stamps for circulation inside the USSR.

Together with her husband, artist Veniamin Losin, she would paint "for the soul" during their trips to the suburban Artist Union's dachas known as "Houses of Creativity" (one of the annual privileges the Artist Union granted its members) - luminous pleine-air impasto landscapes of Gurzuf and Palanga, genre scenes, figure- and still-life studies. Thanks to Uskova we can share in those moments through her canvases. A member of the International Art Fund, T. Uskova currently resides in Moscow. Uskova's paintings are in public spaces in various Russian cities, as well as in private collections in Russia, Japan and United States.

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Artist Gallery title

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35 x 24
oil on cardboard
1953
Untitled
17,5 x 28,5
oil on cardboard
1953

Untitled
27 x 35
oil on cardboard
Untitled
30 x 37
oil on cardboard
Untitled
24,5 x 20
oil on cardboard

Untitled
15,5 x 14
oil on cardboard
Untitled
25 x 13
oil on cardboard
Untitled
17,5 x 12,5
oil on cardboard
Untitled
17 x 12,5
oil on cardboard

Untitled
28 x 25
oil on cardboard
Untitled
29 x 25
oil on cardboard
Untitled
19 x 27,5
oil on cardboard

Untitled
27 x 13
oil on cardboard
Untitled
18,5 x 25
oil on cardboard
Untitled
21 x 21,5
oil on cardboard

Untitled
24 x 35,5
oil on cardboard
Untitled
24,5 x 32
oil on canvas
Untitled
21 x 33,5
oil on cardboard

Untitled
25 x 35
oil on cardboard
Untitled
22,5 x 35
oil on cardboard
Untitled
22,5 x 35
oil on cardboard

Untitled
35 x 26,5
oil on cardboard
Untitled
16,5 x 24
oil on cardboard
Untitled
35 x 24,5
oil on cardboard

Untitled
14 x 18,5
oil on cardboard
Untitled
35,5 x 23
oil on cardboard
Untitled
32,5 x 20,5
oil on cardboard


Sunset in Russia
25 x 12
oil on cardboard
 

 

 

Untitled
20 x 25,5
oil on canvas

 

Untitled
24,5 x 35
oil on cardboard

 

Untitled
18 x 24
oil on cardboard
Untitled
20,5 x 24,5
oil on cardboard
Untitled
18 x 29
oil on cardboard
Untitled
22 x 24,2
oil on cardboard

Untitled
25 x 14
oil on cardboard

 

Untitled
24,5 x 15,5
oil on cardboard

 

Untitled
25 x 19,5
oil on cardboard

 

Untitled
25 x 21
oil on cardboard

 

Untitled
16 x 16,5
oil on cardboard

Untitled
35 x 25,5
oil on cardboard
Untitled
35 x 25,5
oil on cardboard
Untitled
17 x 26,5
oil on cardboard

Untitled
35 x 21,5
oil on cardboard

 

Untitled
35 x 22
oil on cardboard

 

Untitled
25 x 35
oil on cardboard

 

Untitled
25,5 x 17,5
oil on cardboard

 

Untitled
50 x 68
oil on canvas

 

Untitled
55 x 54
oil on canvas

 

Untitled
24,5 x 34
oil on canvas
Untitled
16,5 x 27
oil on cardboard
Untitled
11 x 25
oil on cardboard
Untitled
28,5 x 26
oil on cardboard

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