An art historian and a museum curator


After graduating from the Moscow Girls’ Gymnasium in 1911, she moved to St. Petersburg where she entered the St. Petersburg Institute of the History of Art and studied singing. In 1920–1922 she worked as associate curator in the Print Cabinet of the Rumyantsev Museum. In 1922–1927 she worked in the State Museum Fund. In 1927–1937, she returned to the Print Cabinet that was now transferred to the Museum of Fine Arts, as the associate curator of French and German graphic art. In 1938, she received a degree of a senior researcher and became the curator of the German graphic art. In 1941, she was fired because of staff reduction. In 1942–1948 she created exhibitions for different Moscow organizations. In 1949–1950, she worked in the Museum of Musical Culture. In 1950, she returned to the Department of Graphic Arts of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, becoming the curator of the German graphic art. Until her death she was active as museum curator and participated in creating new exhibitions. During the World War II, she was an adviser at many exhibitions, including The Young Communists in the Great Patriotic War, The TASS Windows and many others. Among her works an article should be mentioned: Рисунки Каспара Давида Фридриха в собрании ГМИИ им. А.С. Пушкина // Сообщения ГМИИ им. А.С. Пушкина. Вып. 3. Москва, 1966. С. 76 (Drawings by Caspar David Friedrich in the collections of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts).