4 . Moscow Surikov Secondary Art School (1951 –
Visiting writer Chukovskij. Peredelkino. 1955
Gennadу - a student of the Moscow V.I.Surikov
At the Moscow
V.I.Surikov Art School. The leisure.
Rightmost - Gennady Gladunov. 1951-1952 years.
To the 3rd grade
thirteen-year-old Gennady was accepted at once. Teachers very much doubted
that the modest provincial boy was the author of the fine drawings and water
colors which have come by mail from Omsk. But doubts vanished as soon as they
saw him behind work with a pencil and paints. And during the next years of
studies (1951-1956) his drawings were the best, hung out in a methodical
office, and were shown to numerous delegations and then got into funds. The
small road alarm clock was sent as a gift to the young artist from Italy by
the owner of firm of Olivetti who admired his drawings. In the same year
there was shown report on TV "On a Visit of Korney Chukovsky" where
Gennady draws a portrait from life of the well known children's writer.
Illustration for the novel writer Gogol
The first publication. Magazine "Pioneer», № 9-1953
Portrait of a father in the art studio.
Gennady very much
missed expanses of Siberia, native Omsk. Among 12-year-old teenagers with
whom he lived in a boarding school, there was Volodya Kutnovsky, a very gifted
young man from Novosibirsk. They made friends. Volodya gently cared the
friend, covered him in cold nights by the blanket, bought him once
galoshes... Their friendship lasted not long. After vacation from Novosibirsk
to Moscow Volodya didn't return to the 5th class, and Gennady went next
summer to search for him. Volodya was in a Novosibirsk psychiatric hospital.
It appeared that his views, outlooks on life, judgments sharply dispersed
from family traditions, and relatives decided that he was sick... Gennady was
shaken. Every summer on vacation he again and again visited his friend in the
psychiatric hospital in far Novosibirsk till relatives didn't transfer
Volodya to a country boarding school, having asked doctors not to say anybody
that the unfortunate young man is in the hospital...