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Vasily Sitnikov – Vasya Russian van Gogh

Painting by Russian artist Vasily Sitnikov

Moscow. 1973. Painting by Russian artist Vasily Sitnikov (August 19, 1915 – November 28, 1987)

Vasily Sitnikov – Vasya Russian van Gogh
Russian painter and graphic artist Vasily Sitnikov was born 19 August, 1915. A man without passport, officially insane, Vasily Yakovlevich Sitnikov was nicknamed “Vasya Russian souvenir”. The artist was known to all Moscow of 60’s and 70’s. His paintings are in the collection of the Museum of modern art in New York, in prestigious private collections in America, Austria and England. During the final phase Sitnikov loved to paint snowflakes, carefully and painstakingly creating them with thin brush. He left the Soviet Union, and lived in Austria, then in the United States. Talented Russian artist died on 28 November 1987 in New York City. Through the efforts of his sister Tamara and brother Nikolai, Vasily Yakovlevich Sitnikov’s ashes were transferred from the United States to Russia, and buried in Moscow Vagankovo cemetery.

Painting by Russian artist Vasily Sitnikov

Cathedral in the mist. 1974. Painting by Russian artist Vasily Sitnikov

On the canvases of Vasily Sitnikov among the favorite objects excelled Orthodox architecture. An incredible amount of time he painted Monasteries, on a two-meter canvas. Blue dome, topped with Orthodox crosses, and shiny golden stars. Under the monastery wall crowds of people, symbolizing the rapid boiling of the Soviet-Russian life. At the final stage Sitnikov loved impose many snowflakes. With a thin brush, he drew these creations of nature very carefully and painstakingly.

Vasily Sitnikov – Vasya Russian van Gogh

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