Mariya Granavtseva

Гранавцева, Мария Степановна

Painter, graphic artist

Born Cheremkhovo (Irkutsk) 28 May 1904

Died Moscow, 18 February 1989


Granavtseva studied 1922-23 at the pedagogical department of the Cheremkhov Technical school and worked at an orphanage, as a coal picker, and a telephone operator before moving to Moscow in 1924. She studied 1924-1930 at the Moscow VKhUTEMAS under A. Drevin, N. Udaltsova and David Shterenberg whom she married in 1930. around 1930 she illustrated some children's books but in the 1930s she mainly worked as a painter of landscapes and still lives. During the war she was evacuated to Irkutsk where she designed posters. S. Adlivankin painted her portrait in 1935, now in the Moscow Tretyakov gallery.