Fedor Grigorevich Krichevskii
Krichevskii, Fedor Grigor’evich
Born May 10 (22), 1879, in the city of Lebedin, in present-day Sumy Oblast; died July 30, 1947, in the city of Irpen’, Kiev Oblast. Soviet painter. Honored Art Worker of the Ukrainian SSR (1940).
From 1896 to 1901, Krichevskii attended the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture. Between 1907 and 1910 he studied under F. A. Rubo at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. In 1902 he visited England; in 1911 he was in Germany, France, and Italy. Krichevskii taught at the Kiev Art School from 1913 to 1917 and at the Kiev Art Institute from 1922 to 1941. He began teaching at the Academy of Arts of the Ukrainian SSR in 1917.
Krichevskii is noted for his full expression of the character of the people and for his use of a broad picturesque manner of painting, large forms and emotionally intense colors. His works include The Bride (1910), the triptych Life (tempera, 1925–27), Conquerors of Wrangel (1934), and The Gay Milkmaids (1937), which are all in the Museum of Ukrainian Fine Art of the Ukrainian SSR in Kiev.