Интернет-журнал "Новости искусства в Санкт-Петербурге"

Baturin Alexander

1914  Born in Helsingfors (Helsinki), Finland.
1914 - 1930 Living and studying in Shadrinsk, Russia.
1930 Moved to Leningrad, USSR.
1931 Met Vladimir Sterligov (Malevich’s student), visited his studio regularly.
1932 Enrolled the Rabfak IZO, Labor Department of Fine Arts Section, Academy of the Arts, but was expelled soon because of his aristocratic roots.
1934 Sterligov and his students were arrested; Baturin was kept in prison for eight months.
1935 Was exiled to the city of Ufa.
1938 Was arrested again and sentenced to eight years in prison in Usol Concentration Camp.
1956 Was rehabilitated and returned to Leningrad.
1973 Member of the Soviet Artist’s Union.
1994 Was awarded with Punin’s prize.
2002 «Alexander Baturin» book was published
2003 died in St. Petersburg, Russia


The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Archangelsk Museum of Fine Art, Archangelsk, Russia
The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia


1978 Leningrad Artist’s Union, Russia
1979 Graphic Arts, Central Exhibition Hall Manege, Leningrad, USSR
1991 St. Petersburg Artist’s Union, St. Petersburg, Russia
1993 Blue Exhibition Hall of St. Petersburg, Academy of the Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia
1994 «Guild of Masters» Gallery, «S.P.A.S.» Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
1994 Anniversary Exhibition, «S.P.A.S.» Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
1996 Mairie du 7e arrondissement, Paris, France (The Institute of Alexander Baturin was founded)
1997 «Neva» Publishing House, St. Petersburg, Russia
1997 «Licon» Gallery, Germany
1997Pastels and Drawings by Alexander Baturin, « S.P.A.S.» Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
1998 To Malevich. There and back.«S.P.A.S.» Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
1998 Noname, Rotterdam, Holland
1998 «Guild of Masters» Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
1998«Vyritsa. 1998 year»,«S.P.A.S.» Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
1999 Anniversary Exhibition, Blue Drawing Room, St. Petersburg Union of Artists,St. Petersburg, Russia
2000 «Guild of Masters» Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2000 Pushkin Hills, Mikhailovskoe, Russia
2000 «The Landscapes from Vyritsa and Mikhailovskoe», «S.P.A.S.» Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2001 «S.P.A.S.» Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2004 «S.P.A.S.» Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

Uniformity of space is central for Baturin. He subscribes to the supremacist interpretation of surface and space, it’s use of multiplayer drawing and shadings and it’s conjuring of mystery by energetic impressions, which appear to emanate from the surface of the canvas itself.

Baturin, far from denying reality, accepts the power of the natural. At times nature is a real motif for him but more often it is induced by an ideal reality, which leads the viewer to higher spheres of spiritual lucidity. Baturin has an enduring love for nature and channels it through the laws of art and his own vision.


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