Piotr Dmitrievich Buchkin(1886-1965)
Was born in Sofronovo village, Tver Province. In 1912 P. Buchkin graduated from Higher Art School at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg in Vladimir Mate workshop.
Since 1912 he has participated in Art Exhibitions. Member of Artist Union of USSR since 1932. Painted a portraits, landscapes, genre and historical subjects, worked in Art illustration. Painted from life of Vladimir Lenin, Fedor Shalapin. Honoured Art Worker of Russian Federation (1956). Professor of painting in Art Academy (1937-1940) and Vera Mukhina Institute (1952-1965). Paintings are in State Russian Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, in Art museums and private collections in the Russia and throughout the world.