Mylnikov, Andrei Andreevich


Andrei Andreevich Mylnikov was born February 22, 1919 in Pokrovsk (a.k.a. Pokrovskoe, Pokrovka - now Engels), Saratov province. He studied at the Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture/Repin Institute in the architectural department from 1937 to 1940, in the painting department from 1940 to 1946 under I. Grabar, and as a postgraduate from 1946 to 1949.

He began exhibiting his works around 1946.

Important shows include:

  • ‘All-Union Art Exhibition’, Moscow, 1950.
  • ‘All-Union Art Exhibition’, Moscow, 1951.

Well-known works include:

  • “In Peaceful fields” (1950, Russian Museum).

He began teaching at the Repin Institute of Art in 1947 and became head of a creative studio in monumental art at the USSR Academy of Arts, Leningrad, in 1963.

He was awarded the USSR State Prize in 1951 and 1977.

He became a member of the Russian Academy of Arts in 1966. This gave him the title of “acadmician” - one of the highest honors and most prestigious titles a Russian artist can receive.

He was an enormously influencial figure in the Leningrad art world in the 1950s through the 1980s.

Also a monumentalist, he created some works with A. L. Korolev.

He lives and works in St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad).

His works have been published in numerous books and journals, including:

  • “Andrei Mylnikov.” G. N. Vasilevich, S. N. Repin, 2004.
  • “Art in the Soviet Union.” Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad, 1978.
  • “Art Under Stalin.” Matthew Cullerne Bown. Holmes & Meier Publishers, New York. 1991.
  • “Artists of the Russian World.” St. Petersburg, 2005.
  • “Catalog of the Academy of Art of the USSR.” Fine Arts, Moscow, 1985.
  • “Kiev Museum of Russian Art.” Soviet Artist, Moscow, 1982.
  • “Land and People”. Artist RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic), Leningrad, 1982.
  • “Paintings from the Russian Museum Collection.” Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad, 1975.
  • “The Russian Museum, Leningrad. Paining.” Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad, 1979.
  • “The Soviet Character.” Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad, 1986.
  • “Soviet Fine Arts.” Fine Arts, Moscow, 1982.
  • “Soviet Painting 1917-1973.” Soviet Artist, Moscow, 1976.
  • “St. Petersburg Academy of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture.” ArtChronicle, St. Petersburg, 2003.
  • “Tradition Rediscovered.” CommonPlace Publishing, New Canaan, CT.
  • “Soviet Impressionism.” Antique Collectors’ Club Ltd., Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, 2001.
  • “The USSR Academy of Arts.” Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad, 1982.
  • “The Visual Arts of Leningrad.” Artist RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic), Leningrad, 1981.