Yakusheva Aleksandra Ivanovna
Born in a peasant family in 1900.
In 1920 she entered the newly created Moscow Higher Art and Technical Studios, Technical School of Fine Arts and graduated in 1924.
From 1925 to 1930 Yakusheva studied at the Department of Painting Art at R.R.
Falk, A.D. Drevin, K.N. Istomin and S.V. Gerasimov's workshops, and already in 1928 began to participate in art exhibitions.
In 1930 at the graduation of the Moscow Higher Art and Technical Studios, Yakusheva was sent for business trip to Azerbaijan, where she worked as an artist in the oil fields in Ilyich Bay and in the newspapers "The Baku Worker" and "The Socialist Bay."
In 1932, Alexandra Ivanovna Yakusheva returned to Moscow and became a member of the Union of Soviet Artists. At the same time, she was a board member and chairman of the audit committee "Vsekohudozhnik", and was engaged in educational work. In the same 1932 Yakusheva went for business trip to the Caucasus.
In 1933 the artist showed a portrait of Mamedbekova Leila, one of the first Azerbaijan airwoman, at the Exhibition devoted to the 15th Anniversary of the Red Army. The portrait was purchased by the Central Museum of the Revolution of the USSR.
In 1934 in Moscow the personal exhibition of Alexandra Ivanovna Yakusheva was held, and the next 1935 at the exhibition of Moscow artists in Philadelphia (USA), her works "Isa and Nadia" and "Lisa Doll" were successfully demonstrated.
In 1941 Yakusheva left for evacuation in Kyrgyzstan, where she took part in republican exhibitions. After returning to Moscow she again participated in many exhibitions.
1928 - the first exhibition of the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia in Moscow
1929 – the XIth exhibition of the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia "Art to the Masses" in Moscow
1932 – the exhibition "Artists of the RSFSR for 15 years" (1917 - 1932)
1933 – the exhibition devoted to the 15th anniversary of the Red Army
1935 - took part once in three exhibitions: Spring exhibition of Moscow artists (Moscow), "Moscow Artists to the Sponsored Gorky Automobile Plant" (Gorky), and the exhibition of Moscow artists in Philadelphia, USA.
1936 - participated in the exhibition "Moscow Artists in Favor of the Public Assistance Fund for Women and Children of the Heroic Spain" (Moscow).
1937 - the Vth exhibition of Moscow artists (Moscow).
1938 - again participated in three exhibitions: The exhibition of painting, sculpture and graphic of the artists and contractors of 1937 (Moscow) and in the exhibition of works by young artists devoted to the 20th anniversary of Lenin Komsomol (Moscow), as well as the exhibition of works of Moscow artists (Sochi).
1939 - participated in two exhibitions: The exhibition by women artists devoted to the International Women's Day (Moscow), and the exhibition of works by the artists and contractors of the Moscow Association of Painters, painting, drawing, sculpture (Moscow).
1940 - the VIIth exhibition of Union of Moscow Artists. Painting. (Moscow).
1941 - the exhibition of painting, sculpture and graphic arts (Moscow).
1942 - again participated in two exhibitions: the exhibition of the best works of artists of Kyrgyzstan for 1932 - 1942 (Frunze), and the IXth Republican exhibition (Frunze).
1943 - the XIth Republican exhibition dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Red Army. Kyrgyzstan artists for the Red Army (Frunze).
1960 - the exhibition by women artists in Moscow for the 50th anniversary of the International Women's Day (Moscow).
1966 - "To Defenders of Moscow", the Art Exhibition for the 25th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi troops near Moscow (Moscow).
1967 - "Artists of Moscow for the 50th anniversary of October Revolution" (Moscow).
1980 - Spring exhibition of Moscow Artists (Moscow).
1981 - the first exhibition and sale of works of Moscow artists dedicated to the World Congress of Women (Moscow).
1982 - the exhibition dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Moscow Union of Artists, 1932 - 1982" (Moscow).
1988 - Personal posthumous exhibition of Alexandra Ivanovna Yakusheva at the exhibition hall of the Moscow Union of Artists in Begovaya Street, Moscow.
Yakusheva's works are in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Museum of Azerbaijan, the Kyrgyz State Museum, the State Art Museum of Kazakhstan, the Central Museum of the Revolution, the Taganrog Art Gallery, as well as in private collections in Russia and abroad.
Alexandra Ivanovna Yakusheva died in Moscow in 1986.