Evstafii Pavlovich Shilnikovskii
Shil’nikovskii, Evstafii Pavlovich
Born Feb. 14 (26), 1890, in the village of Kuznetsovo, in what is now Vologda Oblast. Soviet artist. Honored Art Worker of the RSFSR (1956). Shil’nikovskii studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts from 1913 to 1917 under V. V. Mate. He was a leading craftsman of Velikii Ustiug niello work in silver. From 1935 to 1962 he was artistic director of the Severnaia Chern’ Artel (later reorganized as a factory) in Velikii Ustiug. His works include spoons with designs on themes from works by A. Pushkin (1937), a service on themes from P. P. Ershov’s fairy tale “The Little Humpbacked Horse” (1947), and the box and cup “Moscow” (1956). Articles from these sets, all in niello, are housed in the Russian Museum in Leningrad, the Historical Museum and the Museum of Folk Art of the USSR in Moscow, and other museums of the USSR.