Russian, 20th century, male.
Born 1921, in Baku.
Painter. Genre scenes, portraits.
Trained at the school of fine art in Moscow by the determined proponent of Socialist Realism Sergei Gerassimov, Mikhail Abdullaiev became one of the official painters of the Stalin and Brezhnev regimes, providing portraits and historic scenes in a style inherited from 19th-century academicism. His paintings were displayed in official exhibitions across the USSR. He taught in Baku....