Ivan Myasoedov (Eugen Zotow)

Мясоедов, Иван Григорьевич (Евгений Зотов)

Painter, graphic artist

Born Kharkov, 12 October 1881

Died Buenos Aires, 27 July 1953


Ivan Miasoedov was the son of the painter Grigorii Miasoedov (1834-1911) one of the leading figures in the late 19th century art movement Peredvizniki (Wanderers). Ivan got his first lessons in painting from his father. From 1896 to 1901 he studied at the moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture and from 1907 to 1912 at the St. Petersburg Academy of Art. In 1919 he fled Russia and travelled via the Crimea, Munich and Augburg to settle 1921 in Berlin. In 1936, being accused of money-forgery, he left Berlin and travelled via Riga and Brussels to Liechtenstein. He took the name Eugen Zotow and settled in Vaduz. In March 1953 he settled in Buenos Aires, using the name of Miasoedov again.