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Sometimes spelled Phillipp.
Filipp Andreevich Malyavin (Russian: Филипп Андреевич Малявин) (Oct. 22, 1869, Kazanki (Julian calendar: Oct.10); Russian painter and draftsman. (Wiki)
Born in a village of Kazanki (Samara Province) into a poor peasant family, Filipp Malyavin started his art training with icon painting in the Afhos Monastery in Greece at 16.
In 1891, a famous sculptor and professor at the Petersburg Academy of Arts, Vladimir Beklemishev, met young Malyavin in Athos and was greatly impressed with his work. Beklemishev invited Malyavin to visit him in Petersburg and later helped the young man enroll in the Academy of Arts. Malyavin was was accepted into the studio of Russian realist Ilya Repin.
In 1900, Malyavin traveled to Paris and caused a sensation with his debut painting "Laughter" at the International Exhibition in Paris and was awarded a gold medal. Later the painting was exhibited in Venice and acquired by the Italian Government for the Venetian Academy.
His work was in great demand.
Upon return to Russia, Malyavin married Natalia Novaak-Sarich, daughter of a rich industrialist and a student at the Higher Art School. They settled in a village near Ryazan, and Malyavin devoted himself entirely to his art.
In 1922, Malyavin emigrated to France. The artist's family settled in Paris, where he painted portraits on commission and where his work was exhibited in 1924. In 1933, he toured Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, England, and Sweden, exhibiting his work, and in 1935 and 1937, he exhibited his work in London, Stockholm, and Nice.
Malyavin died in Nice in 1940.
Malyavin has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at The State Russian Museum. Many works by the artist have been sold at auction, including Russian Beauty sold at Sotheby's London 'Important Russian Art' in 2011 for $787,295. (https://www.mutualart.com/Artist/Filipp-Malyavin/DF7C0F8C47A0D14D)