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Entries / Punin N.N., (1888-1953), art historian

Punin N.N., (1888-1953), art historian

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PUNIN Nikolay Nikolaevich (1888-1953), art theorist, historian, and museum worker. He lived in Pavlovsk and Tsarskoe Selo from the early 1900s. In 1907-14, he studied at the law faculty and faculty of history and philosophy of Petersburg University. He worked in the department of old Russian painting in the Russian Museum in 1913-18 and was a secretary at the Society for Studying Old Russian Painting in 1914-17. He contributed to Apollon journal from 1913. Commissar of the State Hermitage from 1917 and the State Russian Museum from 1919, he was simultaneously the head of the local Department of Fine Arts of the People's Commissariat of Education in 1918-21. He was a professor at Petrograd State Free Art Workshops from 1919, art director at the Porcelain Works in 1923-25, and member of the Art Culture Museum and the Institute of Art Culture in 1922-26. Working in the State Russian Museum between the 1920s and the early 1930s, he was a member of the Academic Council, managed the department of drawing, and founded a department of modern art trends. He then worked at the All-Union Academy of Arts from 1932 to 1946, where he was an assistant professor, professor, head of the chair of art history, and one of the founders of a faculty of art studies. The author of books and articles on the past and modern Russian art, he studied and popularised the avant-garde in art. He lived in a wing of the Sheremetev Palace at 34 Fontanka River Embankment. He lived with A. A. Akhmatova from 1922 to 1938. Arrested on a fabricated charge in 1949, he was sentenced to ten year's in a labour camp. He died in a camp in Abez Settlement, Komi Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. His major works include: World Shines with Love: Diaries and Letters published in Moscow in 2000.

Reference: Пунина И. Н. Николай Николаевич Пунин (1888-1953) // Тайны ремесла: [Сб.]. М., 1992. С. 271-279. (Ахматовские чтения; Вып. 2).

A. V. Krusanov.

Akhmatova Anna Andreevna
Punin Nikolay Nikolaevich

Fontanka River Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 34

Пунина И. Н. Николай Николаевич Пунин (1888-1953) // Тайны ремесла: [Сб.]. М., 1992
Мир светел любовью: Дневники. Письма. М., 2000

The subject Index
State University, St. Petersburg
Russian Museum, State
Lomonosov Porcelain Factory
Institute of Artistic Culture
Art Culture Museum
Academy of Arts
Sheremetev Palace