Olga Bogaevskaya

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Borisovna and the family name is Bogaevskaya.

Olga Borisovna Bogaevskaya

25 October 1915
Petrograd, Russian Empire

30 November 2000
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Repin Institute of Arts

Known for
Painting, Graphics


Olga Borisovna Bogaevskaya (Russian: Ольга Бори́совна Богае́вская, 25 October 1915, Petrograd, Russian Empire – 30 November 2000, Saint Petersburg, Russia) was a Russian Soviet painter and graphic artist, who lived and worked in Saint Petersburg – Petrograd – Leningrad. She was a member of the Leningrad Union of Artists,[1] regarded as one of the leading representatives of the Leningrad School of painting.[2]


1 Biography
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Bogaevskaya was born October 25, 1915, in Petrograd in the family of scientist, archaeologist, and art historian. She studied at the Art and Industry College, where she was a student of Dmitry Zagoskin (1931–1932). Then continued education in the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, where she was a student of Sergei Priselkov, Genrikh Pavlovsky, David Bernshtein, and Alexander Osmerkin (1933–1940). In 1940 Bogaevskaya graduated from the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Alexander Osmerkin workshop with the rank of artist of painting. Her degree work was the painting “Meting of girlfriend”.[3]
In 1940 Bogaevskaya married a fellow student at the institute artist Gleb Savinov. In 1940–1941, she taught painting at the Secondary Art School at the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Bogaevskaya was a regular participant of exhibitions of Leningrad artists since the late 1940s. She was a talented colorist. The leading theme of her work – child portrait, still life in the interior and exterior. Since 1940 Bogaevskaya was a member of the Leningrad Union of Soviet Artists. Works of 1950–1960s nominated her of the leading painters of Leningrad.
Among Bogaevskaya’s most famous works are paintings “The Breakfast”, “Cadets” (both 1947), “Peaceful sleep”[4] (1951), “Still Life with Strawberries”, “Girls”, “Flowers. Still life”[5] (all 1956), “In the garden”, “Girl with Dolls”[6] (both 1957), “Guests”,[7] “Apples”[8] (both 1960), “Still life”, “Snowdrops” (both 1961) [9]”Wedding”[10] (1967), “Still Life with Tray”, “Roses”[11] (bot