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Ivan Filichev was born in Bezhitsa of Bryansk region, Russia in 1937. In 1952-1957 he studied at the Yelets Fine Art College, the teacher Viktor S. Sorokin. In 1957 he entered the Kharkov Fine Art-Industrial Institute to study in a battle art-studio of Leonid Chernov and in 1963 graduated from it.
Since 1963 he lives and works in Kemerovo. The member of the Artists' Union of Russia since 1972.
A honored Artist of Russia. A participant of international, all-union, republican, siberian, regional and local Art Exhibitions since 1961.
A curator of Kemerovo Fine Art College and of a union of amateur artists in Kemerovo region.
The works are in museums of Russia, Ukraine, Great Britain, in private collections of many countries.
The article about Ivan Filichev can be found in “Allgemeinis Kuenstler Lexikon. Die Bildenden Kuenstler aller Zeiten und Voelker”, Band 39. K. G. Saur, Muenchen-Leipzig 2003
His first passion in Art was the Itinerants (a late 19th-century Russian school of realist painters). Then his idols became Mikhail Vrubel and Konstantin Korovin. All his life, old Russian Art and painting of Andrey Rublyov, Feofan Grek, Russian icon, as well the Art of Renaissance were the part of his soul and inspired him a lot. El Greco made a special influence on him. He copied his “Saints Peter and Paul” in Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. Among favorites are Russian Soviet avant-garde, namely Bubnovy Valet, as well impressionism, fauvism (Sezanne, Matisse).
The principle of painting – color without whitewash or its minimum in use.