In the Pushkin Museum on the Moika an exhibition was opened, dedicated to the memory of artist B. M. Kalaushin automatic translate
ST. PETERSBURG. «From the Academy to Abstraction» - under this name in the museum of A. Pushkin on the Moika opened an exhibition on October 17 dedicated to the memory of artist Boris Kalaushin. Its exposition includes works created by a talented creative personality in the period of 50-70 years of the last century.
The whole life of this extraordinary man, who grew up in a family belonging to the creative intelligentsia, is connected with the life of Petersburg. The head of the family, M. Kalaushin studied the work of A. Pushkin, worked as a director of the literary museum, which is a part of the Pushkin House. He founded, and then headed the All-Union Museum of A. Pushkin.
Emilia Feodorovna, the artist’s mother, had a musical education. Her teacher was S. Alpers - a musician, a close friend of the composer Sergei Prokofiev. The atmosphere reigning in the house, constantly visited by creative people, played a huge role in shaping the personality of Boris Kalaushin, as an artist.
Part of the wartime, including the beginning of the blockade, the family of Kalaushins remained in Leningrad. These difficult years for the country were superimposed on children’s impressions of the future artist, which is clearly visible from his early drawings.
The first creative enthusiasm of Boris Kalaushin was «hand-written books,» in the creation of which he was often not only an artist, but also the author of the texts. He became the «publisher» of over one hundred and fifty such original works. He received his professional education at the Institute of the Academy of Fine Arts.
His main work was to illustrate children’s books. Boris Kalaushin became the author of illustrations of more than a hundred books, among which were favorite fairy tales for many generations: Gubarev, Yu. Olesha, G. Andersen. His works are kept in the Russian Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery and other famous museums.