Rudolf Rudolfovich Frentz
Rudolf Rudolfovich Frentz was born July 23, 1888, in the town Marienburg, suburb of Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Governorate of the Russian Empire.
Initially he studied from his father Rudolf Ferdinandovich Frentz (1831-1918), Academic of painting (1912), well-known Saint Petersburg master of animal and hunting paintings.
In 1918 Rudolf Frentz graduated from Higher Art School at the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg, where he studied of noted battle painters Vasily Savinsky and Nikolai Samokish. Since 1904 Rudolf Frentz has participated in Art Exhibitions. He painted battle scenes, genre and historical paintings, portraits, landscapes, and cityscapes. Rudolf Frentz most famous as battle and animal painter. His personal exhibitions were in Leningrad (1928, 1970) and Saint Petersburg (2006). Rudolf Frentz was a member of the Leningrad Union of Artists since foundation in 1932.
In 1929-1956 Rudolf Frentz taught at the Repin Institute of Arts, where he was professor of painting (1939–1956) and a Head of Battle-Painting workshop (since 1934).
In 1949-1956 he also was professor of painting in the Leningrad Higher School of Industrial Art named after Vera Mukhina.
Rudolf Rudolfovich Frentz died in Leningrad on December 27, 1956. His paintings reside in State Russian Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, in Art museums and private collections in Russia, Italy, France, in the U.S., Germany, England, and throughout the world.
1923 (Petrograd): Exhibition of Painting by Petrograd Artists of All Movements for over a five year period of 1918-1923, with Semion Abugov, Mikhail Avilov, Mikhail Bobishov, Isaak Brodsky, Pavel Filonov, Rudolf Frentz, Igor Krestovsky, Pavel Naumov, Mikhail Platunov, Arcady Rylov, Alexander Samokhvalov, Alexander Savinov, and other important Petrograd artists.
1928 (Leningrad): Exhibition of works of art by Rudolf Frentz in the premises of "Artists' Commune".
1933 (Moscow - Leningrad): Art exhibition "15 Years the Red Army", with Mikhail Avilov, Piotr Belousov, Isaak Brodsky, Piotr Buchkin, Nikolai Dormidontov, Ivan Drozdov, Rudolf Frentz, Boris Ioganson, Dmitry Kardovsky, Sergei Gerasimov, Alexander Lubimov, Victor Oreshnikov, Alexander Samokhvalov, Alexander Savinov, and other important Leningrad artists.
1935 (Leningrad): The First Exhibition of Leningrad Artists, with Isaak Brodsky, Piotr Buchkin, Nikolai Kostrov, Igor Krestovsky, Kasimir Malevich, Victor Oreshnikov, Mikhail Platunov, Alexander Savinov, Alexander Samokhvalov, Maria Zubreeva, and other important Leningrad artists.
1938 (Moscow): Art exhibition "20 Years the Red Army (RKKA)", with Mikhail Avilov, Piotr Belousov, Isaak Brodsky, Piotr Buchkin, Nikolai Dormidontov, Ivan Drozdov, Rudolf Frentz, Boris Ioganson, Alexander Laktionov, Alexander Lubimov, Yuri Neprintsev, Arcady Rylov, Nikolai Samokish, Vladimir Serov, and other important Leningrad artists.
1951 (Leningrad): Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1951, with Piotr Alberti, Vsevolod Bazhenov, Piotr Belousov, Piotr Buchkin, Rudolf Frentz, Nikolai Galakhov, Vladimir Gorb, Tatiana Kopnina, Nikolai Kostrov, Anna Kostrova, Alexander Lubimov, Evsey Moiseenko, Mikhail Natarevich, Yuri Neprintsev, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Sergei Osipov, Alexander Pushnin, Ivan Savenko, Gleb Savinov, Alexander Samokhvalov, Vladimir Seleznev, Alexander Shmidt, Nadezhda Shteinmiller, Nikolai Timkov, Leonid Tkachenko, Mikhail Tkachev, Yuri Tulin, Igor Veselkin, Nina Veselova, Rostislav Vovkushevsky, Vecheslav Zagonek, and other important Leningrad artists.
1970 (Leningrad): Rudolf Rudolfovich Frentz. Exhibition of works at the Leningrad Union of Artists.
1976 (Moscow): The Fine Arts of Leningrad, with Mikhail Avilov, Evgenia Antipova, Nathan Altman, Irina Baldina, Nikolai Baskakov, Yuri Belov, Piotr Belousov, Isaak Brodsky, Piotr Buchkin, Rudolf Frentz, Nikolai Galakhov, Vasily Golubev, Abram Grushko, Alexei Eriomin, Mikhail Kaneev, Engels Kozlov, Marina Kozlovskaya, Maya Kopitseva, Boris Korneev, Elena Kostenko, Nikolai Kostrov, Anna Kostrova, Gevork Kotiantz, Boris Lavrenko, Oleg Lomakin, Alexander Lubimov, Dmitry Maevsky, Gavriil Malish, Evsey Moiseenko, Mikhail Natarevich, Vera Nazina, Yuri Neprintsev, Samuil Nevelshtein, Dmitry Oboznenko, Sergei Osipov, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Nikolai Pozdneev, Alexander Pushnin, Victor Oreshnikov, Ivan Savenko, Vladimir Sakson, Gleb Savinov, Alexander Samokhvalov, Vladimir Seleznev, Alexander Semionov, Arseny Semionov, Boris Shamanov, Nadezhda Shteinmiller, Elena Skuin, Victor Teterin, Nikolai Timkov, Mikhail Trufanov, Yuri Tulin, Ivan Varichev, Anatoli Vasiliev, Valery Vatenin, Nina Veselova, Vecheslav Zagonek, Sergei Zakharov, and other important Leningrad artists.
2005 (Saint Petersburg): Rudolf Frentz. Exhibition of works at the State Russian Museum.
Exhibition of Painting by Petrograd Artists of All Movements for over a five year period of 1918-1923. - Petrograd: Academy of Arts, 1923.
Art exhibition "15 Years the Red Army". - Moscow: Vsekokhudozhnik, 1933.
First Exhibition of Leningrad Artists. - Leningrad: State Russian museum, 1935.
Art exhibition "XX Years of the Red Army. - Moscow: Vsekokhudozhnik, 1938.
Exhibition of works by Leningrad artists of 1951. Exhibition catalogue. - Leningrad: Lenizdat, 1951. - p. 21.
Rudolf Rudolfovich Frentz. Exhibition catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1970. - p. 36.
The Fine Arts of Leningrad. Exhibition catalogue. - Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1976. - p. 33.
Matthew C. Bown. Dictionary of 20th Century Russian and Soviet Painters 1900-1980s. - London: Izomar, 1998. ISBN 0953206106, ISBN 978-0953206100.
Rudolf Frentz. - Saint Petersburg: Palace Editions, 2005. - 96 p.
Sergei V. Ivanov. Unknown Socialist Realism. The Leningrad School.- Saint Petersburg: NP-Print Edition, 2007. – pp. 12, 13, 15, 20, 357, 360, 364, 365, 367, 370, 372, 378-383, 385, 387-390, 393, 394, 399, 402, 404, 405, 407, 439, 442, 445. ISBN 5-901724-21-6, ISBN 978-5-901724-21-7.
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