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Rudakov Konstantin Ivanovich (1891 - 1949)

A Russian graphic artist, painter, stage designer. Born in St. Petersburg. He was engaged in drawing and painting in the private studio of B. Savinskiy, in the workshop of P. Chistyakov. In the 1910s he attended "The new art studio", which was ruled by B. Kustodiev, E. Lanceray, M. Dobuzhinskiy. In 1922 he graduated from St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, where he studied under the guidance of D. Kardovskiy. Member of "The World of Art", "The Community of Artists", the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia. Since 1929 he taught at the graphic department of Leningrad Higher Art and Technical Institute. In the 1930s, he worked in the chuildren's department of the State Publishing House. He made illustrations for "Evgeniy Onegin" by Alexander Pushkin (1934), "Nana" by E. Zola (1935 - 1937), "Bel Ami" by G. de Maupassant (1935 - 1937), "The Nutcracker" by E. T. Hoffman (1937) and for many others. An outstanding representative of Leningrad school of graphics, associated with the names of V. Konashevych, N. Tyrsa, N. Lapshin. His works are kept in Tretyakov Gallery, in the State Russian Museum, Pushkin Museum, the State Literary Museum in Moscow, in the art museums of Samara, Kursk, Odessa, etc.

Painters works:

Auction 23 Lot 42

Illustration to the novel of G. de Maupassant's «Bel Ami», 1935 - 1937s.
paper, mixed technique, 29,5 x 21

Price: 17 600 24000 uah

Auction 26 Lot 18

"Diana and Acteon", II quarter of XX cent.
paper, ink; 1928

Price: 13 000 - 16 000 uah

Auction 26 Lot 25

Drawing to the A. Pushkin's novel
"Eugene Onegin", 1947
Watercolour on paper; 2216

Price: 15 000 - 20 000 uah