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Building of the Art School description and photos - Russia - Volga region: Kazan. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The building of the Art School, now the Kazan Art School, is an architectural monument. The author of the project is the architect K.L. Mufke. The building was erected in 1900-1902. The monument is located in the central area of the city, on K. Marks street.
The building is H-shaped, three-storey, red brick. The three-part facade is plastered up to the second floor. The side parts of the facade are highlighted with volumetric projections. In the central part of the facade, there is a main entrance in the form of a protruding portico resting on two columns. On the second floor, above the entrance, there are two paired three-quarter columns with capitals decorated with belts. They are located in the walls between the middle windows. In the center of the facade, on the roof, there is a helmet-shaped skylight. It rests on a decorative brick superstructure. The building is made in a pseudo-Russian style. The architectural style of the building echoes the architectural style of Moscow's New Trading Rows on Red Square (now the GUM building) by architect A.N. Pomerantsev.
Kazan Art School was founded in 1895. In 1896 - 1913, the famous teacher P.P. Benkov studied at the school and then taught. The famous art critic P.M. Dulsky graduated from the Kazan school. The future futurist D. Burliuk studied here. The most famous and significant figure among the students and teachers of the school was the famous Russian artist, academician of painting - N.I. Feshin. A collection of his paintings is exhibited at the State Museum of Fine Arts of Tatarstan.
The building of the Art School was used for its intended purpose until 1926. Over the years, many talented artists were brought up within the walls of the school. Among them are B. Urmanche, H. Yakupov, L. Fattakhov, B. Almenov, E. Zuev, B. Maiorov.
Since 1926, the building has housed an industrial technical school, since 1929 - a polytechnic institute, and from 1930 to 1941 - the Institute of Public Construction Engineers. In the last years of the Soviet period of history, the building was the second building of the KAI. In 2004, the building was returned to the artists. Now the Kazan Art School is located there.
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