Painters of Vitebsk

Artist – a magician, a big heart. It retrieves beauty finds freshness in all subordinates element.

Marc Chagall

Vitebsk Regional Library

Named After V. I. Lenin

VLIB

Biography

 

Gugnin Nikolai Alexandrovich (28.11.1946, Novgorod, Russia), Belarusian art critic, teacher and graphic artist. Nikolai Alexandrovich graduated from Art and Graphic Department of Vitebsk Pedagogical Institute (1970). He was taught by I. Stolyarov, F. Gumen. Today the artist teaches at VSU named after P. Masherov, Ph.D. (1982), Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Fine Arts (2001–2011). Nikolai Alexandrovich concerns oneself with the history and the problems of Belarusian book graphics. He is the author of one of the sections in the book «History of Belarusian Art» (T. 5, 1992). Since 1991 Nikolai Alexandrovich is a member of Belarusian Union of Artists. The artist lives in Vitebsk.

In 1970 - the beginning of the 1990s. the artist gave preference to bookplates, linocut technique. Since the mid-1990s he has been working much more actively in watercolors and gouache.

Among the works are: bookplates (more than 70, 1966-89), compositions «April. Pink Dawn» (1970), «Road to Luchesa» (1988), «Autumn» (1994), «Early Snow» (1996); gouaches «Evening on the Obole» (2000), «March Sun» (2005), «Winter Evening. The Polota» (2007), «Warm Evening» (2008), etc.

Traditional realist imagery, open air approach prevail in the creative work of the artist.
Works are kept in Vitebsk Regional Museum.

 

LITERATURE

Цыбульский, М. Л. Гугнин Николай Александрович / М. Л. Цыбульский // Регионы Беларуси : энцикл. : в 7 т. / редкол.: Т. В. Белова (гл. ред.) [и др.]. — Мн. : Беларус. Энцыкл. імя П. Броўкі, 2010. — Т. 2 : Витебская область. Кн. 1. — С. 346.

 

REFERENCES

arrow Гугнин Николай Александрович на сайте ВГУ им. П. М. Машерова

arrow Москвина Е. 60 лет – возраст юности художника

arrow Николай Гугнин в арт-календаре на сайте «Белорусский народный банк»