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




Kovalev Anatoly Fedorovich (10.05.1926, v-ge Dolgopolye, Gorodok district Vitebsk region - 18.01.2015), Belarusian artist, teacher. He graduated from High School of Industrial Art named after V. Mukhina in Leningrad (1958). In 1963 the artist worked as a teacher at Vitebsk State Pedagogical Institute, in 1977 – as an associate professor, in 1990 – as a professor. Candidate of Art History (1973). In 1965-76 Anatoly Fedorovich was in charge of the Department of Applied Arts, the Department of Drawing and Fine arts Department (1977-1980). Anatoly Fedorovich is a Great Patriotic War veteran. He was decorated with Order of the Red Star, Great Patriotic War Order (I degree). A member of Belarusian Union of Artists (1985). Lived in Vitebsk.

The artist worked mainly in easel painting. He was exploring the theory and practice of design. He combined scientific and educational activities with the creative work. Worked out a logo for Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant, a number of commemorative medals. Anatoly Fedorovich wrote three books (two in co-authorship) and about 60 articles on fine art, design and aesthetic education.

Among the works are: compositions «From the Fiery Village» (1986), «Vitebsk Antiquity» (1995), «February of the 43rd in v-ge Oskhoto, Gorodok District» (2003); portraits «Father Minai» (1979), «Chao Lu - Chinese student» (2005); landscapes «Repin's Places on the Dvina» (1972), «Father's House» (1982), «Repin's Estate in Zdravnevo» (1991), «Late Autumn» (1955), «Kirov Bridge in Vitebsk» (2001), «Museum named after Maslennikov in Mogilev» "(2003)," «September Motif in Letsy» (2005); decorative medals, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the liberation of Vitebsk (1964) and others. The author of the mosaic on the facade of the cinema «Rodina» in Gorodok (1967).

His works were exhibited at international, all-union, republican and regional art exhibitions. His works are kept in the Hermitage Museum, Ulyanovsk Art Museum, Minsk Art Museum, Belorussian Museum of the Great Patriotic War History, Vitebsk Regional Museum and others.



Цыбульский, М. Л. Ковалев Анатолий Федорович / 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. 497—498.



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