Gorelov Gavriil Nikitich
Gorelov (1880-1966) studied at the Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg, where he was taught by I.Repin, F.Rubo and P.Chistyakov. After graduation, Gorelov was awarded a grant for a trip abroad, and worked in Italy, Germany and France in 1911-1912. After the Revolution, in 1924, he became a member of AkhRR, the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia, and was a member of the USSR Academy of Arts from 1953. Gorelov was an Honoured Artist of Russia. He received the Society for Artists Encouragement Prize in 1906, as well as the gold medal at the International Art Exhibition in Munich in 1911. He was also a Laureate for the Stalin Prize in 1950. Gorelov's works are exhibited at the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Moscow Central Museum of Armed Forces, the Central Museum of the Revolution in Moscow; the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg and the State Art Museums in Saratov, Lvov, Odessa, Irkutsk and Dnepropetrovsk and at other important museums of the former USSR.