Nikolai Padalitsyn

Падалицын, Николай Иванович

Graphic artist, painter

Born Smolensk, 13 December 1893

Died Moscow, 10 September 1930


Padalitsyn studied from 1910 to 1917 Mathematics at the Moscow University. He returned to Smolenks where he studied at the Proletkult Art Studio and continued 1922 his artistic education at the Moscow VKhUTEMAS under Vladimir Favorskii. For his graduation he illustrated John Reed's 'Ten Days that Shook the World'. In 1929 he married the daughter of a former major general, a nobleman. On June 26, 1930 he was arrested under suspicion of 'anti-soviet activities' and on September 20 he was shot.