Irina Nikolaevna Vorobyova

Irina Nikolaevna Vorobyova - was Soviet and Russian artist. She was born in 1932 in Moscow.
The future painter and graphic, Vorobyeva from childhood was fond of drawing, preferring pencils to colors. Having survived the war years in Moscow, Irina graduated from the Moscow secondary art school with silver medal, after which she continued her studies at the Surikov Institute in the department of graphics. In 1957, Vorobyova graduated from the Surikov Institute with a red diploma (highest mark as excellent student). Graduation qualification work of the artist - a series of engravings "People of the virgin land".
The artist's husband German Alexandrovich Bezukladnikov (1928 - 2009) was Vorobyova’s classmate at the Surikov School and a Soviet and Russian painter. The family had a daughter, Alain. Irina Vorobieva and German Bezukladnikov made creative trips together. They were united by attachment to the Moscow region. Both participants in the family duet, the painter and graphic artist, were interested in the Russian nature, life and work of the Soviet people.
After graduation from the institute, a young specialist, Irina Nikolaevna Vorobyeva, was assigned to work in the city of Shchelkovo. Since the late 1950s, the Moscow region has become a permanent place of her life and work. In 1957, Irina began to work as a specialist in print art in Moscow art institutions.
Vorobyova collaborated with Soviet publishing houses of adult and youth literature. Her work is familiar to many readers of children's literature, published in the USSR. She created illustrations for children's fairy tales and novels, including the gloomy-river work by V. Malyshev.
Starting in the 1960s, Vorobyova traveled throughout the USSR and abroad. The result of creative missions is a series of graphic works about life in the Soviet Union, cities of Europe, Asia and Africa.
Irina Vorobyeva was a regular participant in republican and international exhibitions of visual arts. Since 1964, personal exhibitions of the Soviet master of graphics were arranged. In 1979, Irina Nikolaevna was awarded the title of Honored Artist of Russia. In the last years of her life, Vorobyova made a trip to India, which brought esoteric and religious themes to her work. The artist died in Schelkovo in 1993
The works of Irina Nikolaevna Vorobyeva are in private collections and funds of state museums, including the Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin Museum in Moscow.
Irina Nikolaevna Vorobieva entered the history of domestic art as the inventor of a special technology of engraving, which involved the creation of color prints on cardboard. The technique, discovered in the 1930s, was tested by senior colleagues of the Schelk Graphics. Vorobyova brought the technology of color engraving to perfection and made it a unique feature of her work. Irina Nikolayevna also worked in etching, watercolor and tempera painting techniques.
Vorobyova proved herself as a master of several art genres: Portrait, Landscape, Still life, Genre painting.
The close people of the artist and herself became models for Vorobeva’s portraits. Still lifes have become realistic and stylized images of bouquets and forest plants.
The fruit of the creative journey of Irina Nikolaevna Vorobyeva - landscape sheets. Color and monochrome works recreate the appearance of the regions of Russia, the urban views of Europe, the exotic nature of Africa. Foreign impressions side by side with the native landscape near Moscow, to which Vorobyeva returned throughout her career.
Genre creativity Irina Nikolaevna Vorobyeva forms a series, united by the plot. Large complexes of graphics are devoted to human labor in different regions of the Soviet Union - from Moscow region to Central Asia. The heroes of prints and watercolors of Irina Nikolaevna are contemporaries of the artist, residents of the city and village. The master depicts them at work and in moments of leisure.
Creativity of the artist Irina Nikolaevna Vorobyeva is devoid of the pathos of socialist realism. The works of the Moscow Region master are the views of a private contemporary observer on the life around him. Fixing the everyday moments of everyday life, the graphics of Irina Vorobyeva creates a chamber portrait of the socialist era..