Alpatov, Mikhail Vladimirovich

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Alpatov, Mikhail Vladimirovich


Born Nov. 27 (Dec. 10), 1902, in Moscow. Soviet art historian. Honofed Artist of the RSFSR (1958). Member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1954). Studied at Moscow University (1919–21).

Alpatov has taught since 1925 at the Higher Art and Technical Studio; the Higher Art and Technical Institute; the Moscow Institute of Philosophy, Literature, and History; and Moscow State University. He has been a professor at the V. I. Surikov Art Institute in Moscow since 1943. Alpatov’s major works, which deal with problems in the art history of Russia and other countries, are marked by lively exposition, brilliant analysis of works of art, and a breadth of historical and cultural comparisons. He has been awarded the Order of Lenin and a medal.


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