Bogomolov, Oleg Petrovich
Oleg Petrovich Bogomolov was born on May 4, 1928 in the village of Sasovo in Russia’s Ryazan Province. He graduated from the Ryazan Art School in 1960 and rom the Leningrad Vera Mukhina Higher School of Art and Design in 1960. Bogomolov died in 1973.
Four of Bogomolov’s known works in Almaty were collaborations with Yevgeniy Sidorkin, large pieces in the medium of sgraffito or bas-relief. Sidorkin was known primarily as a graphic artist and designer, so it’s likely that Bogomolov helped to translate the artist’s original sketches into monumental art.
Three of these works are done in a medium unusual for Soviet monumental art, a combination of mosaic and relief where smooth stones are embedded in colored concrete. Given that Bogomolov is listed as an author on all three such works in Almaty, it’s highly propable that he was the progenitor of this novel technique.