Noskov Mikhail Vasilyevich
1892, Novoe, Tver Province – 1957, Leningrad
Painter; author of still lifes, landscapes, portraits. Studied at the School of Drawing, Society for the Encouragement of Arts in Petrograd/Leningrad (1904–1906); Baron Stieglitz Central School of Technical Drawing/Higher Studios of Decorative and Applied Art (1914, 1918–1919, 1920–1922); transferred to the 3rd course of VKhUTEMAS/ VKhUTEIN (1922–1924) where studied under Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin and Alexander Savinov. Diploma work Red Army Man (whereabouts unknown). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1924).
Member and exhibitor of the Circle of Artists (1926–1930), October (from 1930). Member of the Union of Artists (1932). At many exhibitions in the 1920s, Mikhail Noskov exhibited still lifes. But at the final exhibition of graduates of the Academy of Arts in 1924, he showed, among his other works, “In the Café”. The brushwork used in the still life was in response to an assignment, manifested in “In the Café” and published in the catalogue for the “Modern Leningrad Artistic Groups” exhibition of paintings and sculptures (Leningrad, 1928, p. 24): “Receding planes without using linear perspective. Diagonal canvas. Colour – without lighting influence.” “Still Life with Green Bottle” (the early 1920s, the collection of Alla Esipovich-Roginskaya, St Petersburg) has all of the listed features, which shows that this is an early work from one of Mikhail Noskov’s as-yet-unknown periods.