Evsey RESHIN (Bukhara, 1916 – Moscow, 1978)

Evsey Reshin is an exponent of the School of Moscow and of Soviet Realism. He was born in Bukhara in 1916, but in 1922 the family moved to Moscow. He soon started his art education and, encouraged by his teachers, he attended the Surikov Art Institute where he studied under professors Ivan Chekmazov and Vera Favorskaya first and Alexander Osmerkin and Sergey Gerasimov after, graduating in 1942. Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR since 1941, he began participating in exhibitions in 1953 and since 1962 he taught drawing and painting. His artistic evolution reveals an early and serious care to develop his own personal language. Careful observer of reality, often on the road, Reshin was more concentrated on “how” than on “what,” creating atmospheres through colours. In the ’50s he made the series of suburban landscapes of Moscow with dark tones, but in the ’60s he moved away from those black and somber shades and started working with bright contrasting colours, experimenting also a more decorative approach. The predilection for the small size temperas dates back to the 70s.


Moscow, Tret’jakov Gallery
Briansk, The Art Museum
Novocheboksarsk, Fine Arts Museum
Ostrogozhsk, Museum of Local Lore
Penza, Savitsky Regional Art Gallery
Pless, The State Historical, Architectural and Art Museum-Conservation
Izmail (Turkey), Fine Arts Museum