Vladimir Zaznobin 



Зазнобин Владимир Николаевич (1900-1981)

Born into a peasant family in the Yaroslavl region, participated in the first and second world wars. He worked as a carpenter and joiner, built farmhouses. The first wooden toys he started to make in 1940. Since 1979, he began to make a variety of wooden skulptures. Zaznobin continued the tradition of folk sculpture – mobile, sometimes producing sounds. Many of the works are anthropomorphic and functional at the same time: hives windmills. He had Bible stories (traditional folk wooden sculpture “Adam and Eve”), fairy tales (“The Fisherman and the Goldfish”) and carousel figures in large (almost in kind) size. Sculptures of Zaznobin were very popular in Moscow in the 1970-80s. His name was is known, the work met in the collections of professional artists, which attracts primitive expressive power in his work.

Personal exhibition of Museum in Pereslavl 1981
Exhibitions: Participated in All-Russian and All-Union exhibitions of 1970-80-ies. People’s wooden sculpture,
1987; From the naive art …, Moscow,
1991; INSITA-94; Naive Art of Russia, the All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art, Moscow, 1997
Erste Begegnung …, / Germany / 1999;
Paradise apples. Images of perfect
Peace in the visual arts and folklore. Museum “Tsarina”, 2000
Russische Naieven … (Holland), 2000 Collection: Vladimir-Suzdal museum-reserve, the Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, “Tsarina” VMDPNI; Pereslavl History and Art Museum
Lit. : P. Gamzatov. Decorative
arts and crafts in the book: amateur art. Essays
History 1960-1990 th St. Petersburg. 1999
World Encyclopedia of Naive Art, p. 629