Chebakov Nikita Nikanorovich
was one of the authors of the well-known classic artwork of the socialist realism, the “Lenin’s Speech at the Third Congress of the Komsomol,” which was created by a group of painters led by Boris Ioganson and was acquired by the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow in 1950. Chebakov received the Stalin’s art prize for this work in 1951.
He studied at the Omsk Art College named after Mikhail Vrubel (1932–1936) and later continued his education at the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography in the workshops of Fyodor Bogorodsky and Yuri Pimenov (1939–1948). Chebakov created series of paintings on various patriotic subjects and also worked as a scenographer for the “Ivan the Terrible” film directed by Sergei Eisenstein. Chebakov’s paintings are represented in The State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg and in other art museums in Russia.