Soviet Postcard Art —
Konstantin Sergeevich Bokarov (Константин Сергеевич Бокарев)
BOKAROV, Konstantin Sergeevich (1928-2007) Palekh artist, Porcelain Painter, Book Illustrator.
Konstantin Sergeevich Bokarov was born on New Year's day, 1928, in the village of Pershino Pestyakovskiy, district of the Ivanovo-Voznesensk industrial region.
In 1945, at the end of WWII, Bokarov was seventeen years old. Shortly after the war's end, Bokarov took a place to study at the Ivanovo Art College, moving in 1947 to the Palekh Art School, where he completing his studies in 1951.
In 1951-1988, he worked at the Association of Palekh artists, entering the Palekh art-production workshops in 1954. A Member of the Union of Artists of the RSFSR from1958, in the years 1976-1979 he returned to teach at the Palekh art school where he had first distinguished himself with his art.
As well as working in the traditional lacquer style, Bokarov painted on porcelain and created illustrations for books.. Common themes in his work include folklore, Russian history and literature, genre scenes, and revolutionary battles.