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Mikhailovich Tumanov
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Albert Mikhailovich Tumanov

Born on January 25, 1938 in the village of Lezhnevo, Ivanovo Region. In 1945 he moved to the Urals.

From 1953 to 1958 he studied at the picturesque and pedagogical department of the Sverdlovsk Art School. As a graduate student, he became interested in graphics and at the same time began to cooperate with the Sverdlovsk publishing house.

In 1971 he graduated from the Moscow Polygraphic Institute, the faculty of graphic design of printed products in the specialty graphic artist.

The young author is attracted by new unknown lands, the romance of distant wanderings, and he is sent to the Far East. Sailor merchant fleet passed the Northern Sea Route to the port of Tiksi at the mouth of the Lena. Sakhalin, Kuriles, Kamchatka, Chukotka, the Arctic Islands left indelible impressions in the artist’s soul. Love to the north, its unique nature, beautiful, courageous people — the inhabitants of these harsh lands, remained with him forever. Later, returning to the Urals, he traveled for at least ten seasons to a field worker with a detachment of geologists in the Subpolar and Polar Urals.

In 1986, as part of the Polar Expedition, the newspaper Sovetskaya Rossiya passed from the Karsky Sea to the Caspian Sea, thus familiarizing itself with the entire Urals region from Pai-Khoi to Mugodzhar. From each trip the artist brought new impressions, sketches, sketches, and this directly natural material became the basis of his works.
2000 — the beginning of the new UNESCO world-round expedition "Great Northern Path". It was supposed to go through the territory of eight countries and close the Arctic Circle. I managed to visit Yamal and go by the Turgoyak motor ship to the Gulf of Ob, to visit Finland and Northern Norway. The result of this expedition is more than a hundred etudes and drawings stored in the archives of the Polyarex and partially used in the book by S. Solovyov "Man and the North".

Over the 50 years since the end of the art school, Albert Mikhailovich decorated at least a hundred books, brochures, advertising brochures, posters, and easel graphics created a series of linocuts, watercolor landscapes and portraits. Picturesque genre canvases: "The Great Northern Path", "Berezovsky Ostrog" for the local history museum of Berezov and others.

The last completed by the author watercolor series "River Chusovaya" was awarded the governor’s prize.

Albert Mikhailovich Tumanov died on November 22, 2016.
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Albert Mikhailovich Tumanov. Weekly forestry
Weekly forestry
Albert Mikhailovich Tumanov. Timber trucks
Timber trucks
Albert Mikhailovich Tumanov. Spruce
XX century
Albert Mikhailovich Tumanov. Winter in Saranpaul
Winter in Saranpaul
XX century
Albert Mikhailovich Tumanov. In the Middle Urals
In the Middle Urals
XX century
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