Sebastian Shakirov, Painter (1893–1966) Cover Image

Shakirov Sebestyén festőművész (1893–1966)
Sebastian Shakirov, Painter (1893–1966)

Author(s): Jenő Murádin
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: Erdélyi Unitárius Egyház
Keywords: painter; Shakirov; landscape painting; Nagybánya Artist Colony

Summary/Abstract: The paper refl ects on the life and work of Sebastian Shakirov (1893–1966) a painter with Russian origins who settled in Nagybánya. Shakirov was born in Kazany. During the First World War he was taken as a prisoner of war by the Austro-Hungarian Army. He never returned home but settled fi rst in Diód and later in Tövis. It was here where he started to paint. He was living for a while in the Zsil Valley, fi nally fi nding his home in Nagybánya where he became a member of the Nagybánya Artist Colony. In 1928 he married Maria Labina, a local functionary who was a member of the Unitarian community. Th rough her and through readings he got acquainted with Unitarianism and became a devoted adherent. Being a prolifi c painter he had numerous exhibitions in diff erent parts of the country, some in Kolozsvár hosted by the Unitarian Church. His paintings made prior to settling in Nagybánya have great documentvalue. He traveled to places along the Maros River, the Zsil valley and the Danube where only a few painters of the 20th century painted. He was a pioneer in working up themes of mining life, and industrial and distressed areas. These themes were well suited to his meditative and sad temper. The art colony infl uenced him in his landscape painting.

  • Issue Year: 119/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 70-79
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Hungarian