Pavel Korin

Корин, Павел Дмитриевич


Born Palekh, 7 July 1892

Died Moscow, 22 November 1967


Pavel Korin was born in a family of professional icon painters for which the village Palekh is well known as it is for its painted lacquer boxes. He graduated 1907 from the Palekh Icon Painting and moved to Moscow in 1908. From 1912 till 1916 he studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. In 1931 he became the head of the Restoration Department of the Moscow Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. He held this position until 1959. During the 1940s and 1950s he painted portraits of many members of the Soviet 'upper class' and designed mosaics for the Moscow metro.