Born in Samara in 1901. Died in Moscow in 1973. Plekhanov studied first at the Samara Art and Teachers College, and later in Moscow from 1923–1925 at the studio of D.N. Kardovsky. From 1925–1931, he studied at the studio of V.N. Yakovlev. At the same time, from 1925, he began to do restoration work under the guidance of I.E. Grabar. He restored 11th century frescos in Kiev, murals in the cathedrals and tower-chambers of the Moscow Kremlin, and also performed the difficult work of transferring a Vrubel mural painting to canvas. Plekhanov painted landscapes, portraits and genre works that were distinguished by a refined style of painting.

Winter - 1935, oil on canvas, Samara Art Museum
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