Born in Moscow in 1903. Died in the same city in 1977. During 1920–1925, Pimenov studied under S.V. Malyutin and V.A. Favorsky at the Higher State Art and Craft Shops (Vkhutemas). In 1925, he became one of the founders of the Society of Easel Painters (1925–1932). The master’s earlier works, with their at times grotesque characters, were reminiscent of German Expressionism. During the 1930s, Pimenov began to create paintings in which everyday scenes unfolded on the background of recognizable urban landscapes. Built on principles similar to cinematographic ones, these dynamic works were full of life’s optimism. Portraying Moscow, Pimenov depicted its changes from the 1930s to the 1960s. Besides easel paintings, the artist worked as a theatrical decorator, and taught at the Institute of Cinematography from 1945 to 1972.WorksA New Moscow
- 1937, oil on canvas. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
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