Izzat Nazarovich Klychev

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Klychev, Izzat Nazarovich


Born Oct. 10, 1923, in the aul (village) of Ialkym, Bairam-Ali Raion, Turkmen SSR. Soviet painter. People’s Artist of the Turkmen SSR (1964); corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1970).

Klychev studied under B. V. Ioganson, Iu. M. Neprintsev, I. A. Serebrianyi, and other instructors at the I. E. Repin Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture from 1947 to 1953. He painted decorative and brightly colored genre scenes, portraits, and still lifes, in which a striving for massive form is combined with attention to specific details. Klychev’s works in the Museum of Fine Arts of the Turkmen SSR in Ashkabad include For a Better Life (1957), Gozel’ (1959), and The New Birth (1972). His paintings Portrait of O. Ersaryev (1961) and Tomorrow Is a Holiday (1972) are registered at the Board of Exhibitions of the Artists’ Union of the USSR in Moscow. Klychev also painted the series My Turkmenia (1963–65; State Prize of the USSR, 1967), the triptych Day of Rejoicing (1967), and V. I. Lenin (1969–70).


Izzat Klychev. [Text by M. Khalaminskaia.] [Moscow, 1967.]
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