Saturday, July 21, 2007

Russia Mitrofan Grekov EBCS

Russia EBCS (Envelopes Bearing Commemorative Stamp)
Name: The 125th birth anniversary of Mitrofan Grekov (1882-1934), the painter of battle-pieces
Issue date: 2007 July 5th

Mitrofan Borisovich Grekov(b Sharpayevka farm, nr Rostov-on-Don, 15 June 1882; d Sevastopol', 27 Nov 1934). Russian painter. He studied from 1899 to 1903 at the Odessa Art College under Kiriak Kostandi (1852–1921) and from 1903 to 1911 at the Academy of Arts, St Petersburg, under Il'ya Repin, but mainly under F. A. Frants Rubo (1856–1928), the leading Russian battle painter of the time. He adopted the name Grekov in 1911. As a soldier in World War I, he made many sketches at the front. He was an active member of the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (AKhRR).

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