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Zamirailo Victor D. (1868-1939)

VD Zamirailo sooner discovered craving for drawing, he studied at the Kyiv School of Drawing NI Murashko (1881-86). In Kiev, he met and became friends with M. Vrubel , assisting in the restoration of the frescoes to St. Cyril's Church, and V. Vasnetsov , performing signs and ornaments for his paintings in the Vladimir Cathedral. This meeting led him to move to Moscow, where for some time he continued to work with Vasnetsov.

In the years 1904-07. Zamirailo lived in St. Petersburg, where converged closely with its sister-minded artists circle "World of Art", and then returned to Moscow.

Art Zamirailo from the outset developed under the strong influence of his two idols - M. Vrubel and G. Dore, and traces of this influence is felt in his mature style.

He studied monumental decorative painting, designed productions, from the late 1900s. worked on a large series of drawings "Capricci", embodying the enthusiasm created by his imagination dreamlike world where unbridled imagination uniquely combined with the concreteness of life and sets off a touch of irony.

More than just a Zamirailo known as book illustrator. In this capacity, he made ​​his debut back in 1900, successfully expanding illustration B. Vasnetsov to the "Song of the Wise Oleg" Pushkin stylized handwriting. Over time, he began to work in the book drawing more and more, and finally moved to St. Petersburg (1914), made ​​it their main occupation. He performed a number of drawings for magazines and books, was the acknowledged master of the book cover, mainly decorative, which ingeniously combined and very individual font with ornament.

In addition, he was a great illustrator who knew how to succinctly and interestingly interpret the meaning and convey the plot of a literary work. This helped the artist to work particularly well in the children's book where a well-deserved reputation brought him to the beautiful drawings of Welsh folk tale "Jack - the conqueror of giants," the talented retelling Chukovskii K. (1917, ed. 1921), "As if nothing had happened "by A. Tolstoy (1924)," Gulliver's Travels "J. Swift (sulfur din 1920)," Little beggar "J. Greenwood (1929).

In the last years of his life Zamirailo engaged in teaching activities, but developed severe disease and tore it from his teaching, and of creativity, and of the people. Blind and helpless, forgotten by all, he ended his life in a country house for the elderly.

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