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Samuel Nevelshteyn(1903 – 1983)
Soviet artist, painter, graphic artist, teacher, member of the Leningrad Union of Artists of the RSFSR.
Samuel Nevelshteyn was born in Kherson. After the demobilization of the Red Army, nineteen years old boy returned to his native city, but within a year, travel from the oil factory where he worked, went to Moscow and joined the workers' school in VHUTEMAS (Highest art-technique workshops).
All activities of S. Nevelshteyn characterized with liveliness and clarity of thought. As a student, he was involved in educational work for the newly organized a School of young talents at Kirov’s initiative, converted quickly to Central School of Art in the All-Russian Academy of Arts. In 1936 Nevelshteyn became its director, remaining in that post until 1940. The value of school in the first years of its activity can not be overemphasized. In fact, it directed the development of children's art education in the USSR. Experience of the School widely promoted by Nevelshteyn.
The works of S. Nevelshteyn are in museums and private collections in Russia, Britain, Germany, France, the USA and other countries.
Samuel Nevelshteyn died Nov. 16, 1983 in Leningrad at the eighty-first year of life.
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