Moses Feigin

Moses Feigin, who celebrated his 103rd birthday in October 2007, is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest working professional artist.

Moses Alexandrovich Feigin (October 23, 1904 - April 26, 2008) was a Russian artist of Jewish descent. A member of the Jack of Diamonds group. A centennarian who was considered the last representative of the Russian avant-garde art.
Feigin's Curriculum Vitae
Moses Feigin became a liaison for the revolutionary avant-garde innovators of the early 20th century; Having lived through the Soviet period, having mastered and reworked the traditions and ideas of the mid-20th century, he consciously came to modern art at the turn of the millennium.

In October 2007, on his 103rd birthday, Feigin was included in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest working professional artist. His last solo exhibition was held April 27 - May 10, 2007 at the Central House of Artists in Moscow, Russia. Feigin was 102 years and 199 days old when this last exhibition opened.
Feigin's workshop. Photo from the personal archive of Luba Matusovsky
Feigin in his apartment. Photo from the personal archive of Luba Matusovsky
Gallery
Exhibitions of Moses Feigin
Feigin has no calm pictures. An internal pulsebeat and general tension can always be felt in them. This makes them unique as well as making them sell well at auctions.

"He has his own plastic tension, colors, a unique mixture of lasting drama and joy, and his own love of life that pull you into its vortex"


William Mayland, Russian art critic, May 2008
Quoted by L. Feigin's website
1
Joint exhibition of Moses Feigin and Vladimir Fedorov
2
The following works presented at the personal exhibition "MOSES ALEXANDROVICH FEIGIN" organized by MOSKH (Moscow Organization of the Soviet Russia's Artists Union) in Moscow in 1979 are included in the Luba Matusovsky's collection:
1. Feigin, BEAUTY, oil on canvas, 94 x 64 cm (37 "x 25"), 1970
2. Feigin, Blue and Red, oil on plywood, 27 x 30 cm (10.6 "x 11.8"), 1970
3. Feigin, TIME, oil and foil, cardboard, 52 x 66 cm (19.7 "x 26"), 1971
4. Feigin, THE TEMPTATION OF SAINT ANTHONY, oil and foil, cardboard, 76 x 83 cm (29.9 "x 32.7"), 1971
5. Feigin, JUPITER, oil and foil, cardboard, 51 x 38 cm (20 "x 15"), 1971
6. Feigin, DREAM, oil on cardboard, 99 x 43 cm (39 "x 17"), 1973
7. Feigin, BACKSTAGE (from the "Circus" series), oil on cardboard, 48 x 40 cm (18.9 "x 15.7"), 1974
8. Feigin, IN A CHAMBER (from the "CURSE OF WAR", "AND YOU WILL BE HANGED" series), oil and foil, cardboard, 100 x 80 cm (39 "x 31"), 1975
9. Feigin, COMPOSITION ON A DOWNSIZED FRAME, oil on cardboard, 56 x 49 cm (22 "x 19"), 1975
3
The first major exhibition of the works of Moses Feigin in England. Cooling Gallery, September 12 - October 12.
4
KUK Galerie, Germany (from KUK Galerie website) Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is welcomed in the German management academy, Lower Saxony, where the exhibition "Wehi," organized by Barbara Walbröhl, "Soviet Avant-garde Early 20 Century". Opening speech at the exhibition was given by Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder.
5
"M. Feigin - A. Chirkov" Exhibition.
6
Personal exhibition dedicated to the 95th anniversary of Moses Feigin, February 18.
7
"Moses Feigin - 100 Years". Exhibition dedicated to Feigin's 100th anniversary, November 24 - December 3.
8
"103 years of Artistic Feat of Moses Feigin."
This outstanding exhibition featured works painted by the artist after becoming a centenarian.
9
August-September 2008. The Central House of Artists celebrated the life of the artist Moses Feigin, who died in February 2008 at the age of 104 with an exhibition of the immense number of works that he created during his long life.
10
"Confessions of the Harlequin" Exhibition of an artist included in the Guinness Book of Records Author: Anton Nikolaev The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts hosts an exhibition of the last avant-garde artist of the early 20th century, Moses Feigin. In 2008, when he was 103 years old Moses Feigin was included in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest working artist on the planet at that time.
11
Furious Orpheus, December 18 - February 8, 2014
The works of Moses Feigin are presented in the collections of Russian museums in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ivanovo, Zagorsk, as well as in private collections in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and the United States.
12
"I Laugh and I Cry", 2019
The exhibition will be held starting November 21 and until February 16, 2020, and will be open every day of the week except Monday. The event will take place at the ARTSTORY contemporary art gallery in downtown Moscow at the following address: 14, Staropimenovskiy lane.
"I Laugh and I Cry", ArtStory Gallery, Moscow. The exhibition was timed to coincide with the 115th anniversary of Moses Feigin. Part of the exposition was allocated for a specially created labyrinth, symbolizing the winding path of the artist's life and creative choices, to show that no one knows what awaits around the corner.
11/21/2019 — 02/16/2020, MOSCOW
MOSES FEIGIN:
"I LAUGH AND I CRY" ARTSTORY GALLERY
ARTSTORY GALLERY. Photo from the personal archive of Luba Matusovsky
Reviews
1
Nadezhda Musyankov. Ph.D. in art history, senior researcher at the State Tretyakov Gallery, "Russian Art" Magazine, 2014
2
Nadezhda Musyankova. Ph.D. in art history, senior researcher at the State Tretyakov Gallery
3
Shana Nys Dambrot, HuffPost Arts & Culture: The Temptation of Moses Feigin
5
Bernardetta Palumbo, art critic, 2011
6
Igor Dudinsky, "Moscow Museum of Modern Art" "DIALOGUE OF ARTS", December 22, 2014
7
GALLERY OF MIKHAIL OPPENHEIM'S HOBBIES
Gallery of Mikhail Oppenheim's hobbies, Interviewed by Lyudmila Zarubinskaya, Photos: M. Openheim's archive, 2015
8
Natalia Viktorova, Voice of Russia radio station, 2010
9
William Mayland, art critic
10
Daria Kurdyukova, "Culture" newspaper, August 28, 2008
11
Sergey Soloviev, New Izvestia newspaper, September 2008
13
Gabriel Zapolyansky, Russia, "Aleph" international magazine, 2008
14
Konstantin Rubakhin, GIF.RU, 2004
16
Grigory Klin, GZT.RU, 2008
17
Evgraf Konchin, "Culture" newspaper, 2008
18
RUSSIAN ART HISTORIAN VLADIMIR KOSTIN ON THE ART OF MOSES FEIGIN
V.I.Kostin, art historian and critic, 1975
20
Natalie Cooper, "Moscow News", 2008
Auctions
Stories about Moses Feigin
Twenty-five stories about curious and funny events in the life of Moses Feigin written by the artist's relatives
Granny is a Bully
Monya is Crazy
Grandpa and Yesenin
Grandpa's Last Fight
Assassin's Hand
Grandpa and Lentulov
Grandpa and Osmerkin
Grandfather's Teachers
Grandpa and Details
How Grandma Saved Grandpa
Interrogation
Feigin's Trial
Grandpa and Convicts
Grandpa and Lunacharsky
Grandpa is a Chairman of the Local Committee
Grandfather in the Army
How Grandpa Enrolled into Gymnasium
Warsaw Pogrom
Grandpa's Parents
Great-grandfather the House Manager
How Grandpa and His Brother Went to See the Revolution
How My Grandpa Became an Artist
Grandpa's Dreams
Grandpa and Dice
Grandpa and Whitewash
Other Artists
Price and Provenance Upon Request
Please fill out the form below and click submit for further information
Name
Phone
E-mail Address
Message
Made on
Tilda