Rudakov Konstantin

Saint Petersburg, Russia

26.03.1891 - 10.05.1949
Cartoonist, graphic artist, painter, stage designer
He was born in the family of the decorator of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. He was engaged in drawing and painting in the private studio of VE Savinsky, the workshop of PP Chistyakov in Tsarskoe Selo. In the beginning of the 1910s he visited the “New Artistic Studio”, which was headed by BM Kustodiev, E. Ye. Lansere, M. V. Dobuzhinsky. In 1913 he entered the Higher Art School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture with the IAH. First he studied at the architectural department, then from 1915 on the picturesque site of DN Kardovsky. He graduated from the course in 1922. In 1918-1920. worked as an instructor of an art studio for workers, for a time taught mathematics to the sailors of the Baltic Fleet.
Since 1918 he participated in exhibitions. He was a member of the “World of Art”, “Communities of Artists”, the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia. In the 1920s he worked a lot in the field of satirical graphics, collaborated with the magazines “Chizh”, “Hedgehog”, “Behemoth”, “Smehach”, “Crocodile”. I created cycles of easel graphics “nepmen” (1928-1932 gg.), The “West” (1932-1934 gg.), “Naked Artist’s Model” (1930).
From 1929 he taught at the graphic department of the Leningrad VHUTEI On (Institute of Proletarian Fine Arts, Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. I. E. Repina).
In the 1930s he worked in the children’s department of Gosizdat. He performed a series of illustrations to the works of “Eugene Onegin” by A. S. Pushkina (1934), “Nana” Emile Zola (1935-1937.) “Dear Friend” by G. de Maupassant (1935-1937.) The Nutcracker E.-T.-A. Hoffmann (1937.), “Anna Karenina” (1942-1945.) And “War and Peace” (1941-1948.) L. N. Tolstogo “The Government Inspector” N. V. Gogolya (1948) , “Manon Lescaut” A.-F. Prevost (1948) and many others.
In the years 1938-1940. worked in the Experimental lithographic workshop LOSSH. In the 1940s he turned to the theatrical and decorative arts, created costume sketches for the productions “Woe from Wit” by A. S. Griboedov at the Leningrad Academic Drama Theater. A. S. Pushkina (1940-1941 gg.), “The Wedding” A. P. Chehova (1942) and “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare (1943, not performed) for the Leningrad Variety Theater.
He was buried in St. Petersburg on the Literatorsky Bridge.
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