Kruchakov Samuil Abramovych (1905 - 1969)
A Ukrainian artist. Born in Mariupol, Donetsk region. He received elementary art education at Mariupol industrial and technical school. During 1928 - 1930 he studied at the art courses of the Association of Artists of Ukraine Red, from 1930 till 1935 - at Kharkiv Institute of Art under the guidance of B. Kosarev. Since 1935 he took part in republican exhibitions, presenting thematical paintings, portraits and landscapes. In the years of 1938 - 1941 he collaborated with M. Nesterov. He exhibited his works in the State Tretyakov Gallery. Since 1944 - member of the Union of artists of Uzbekistan. In 2002 and 2006 there were held memorial solo exhibitions in Kyiv. His works are kept in the museums of Ukraine, Russia, Uzbekistan and Canada.