Kotsubei Tatiana
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   Tatiana Kotsubei was born in Saratov (Russia) in 1915. She enrolled in the Pamyati 1905 goda Art School of Moscow in 1935 and combined studies with work as an illustrator. In 1939 Kotsubei graduated from the art school and a year before joined the workers in arts trade union. During the Great Patriotic War of 1941-5 she was evacuated to Abakan, the Khakass Republic, and from 1942 worked as a junior researcher at the Khakass Regional Museum of Local Lore, giving drawing classes to children. In 1943 Kotsubei joined the Krasnoyarsk branch of the Soviet Artists Union and held her first solo show. A year later she was sent to Krasnoyarsk to work at the territorial museum. After her return to Moscow Kotsubei worked at the Selkhozgiz (Agricultural, later Kolos) Publishers, contributed to the Great Soviet Encyclopaedia, and also worked under contracts for the Detgiz (Children’s) Publishers. In 1956 she began to attend the studio of the city committee of book and poster designers and graphic artists, headed by the artist and educator Ely Belyutin. In 1958 Tatiana Kotsubei contributed to a studio exhibition, but by the mid-1960s she stopped taking part in the studio exhibitions, giving preference to individual work in the open air. She died in 1996. The Kovcheg Gallery staged her solo exhibitions in 1998 and 2010.