The Dydydkin House-Museum
Palekh, Lenina street, 25a
Nikolai Dydykin was a sculptor, restoration artist and an Honored Artist of the RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic). The most known piece of art by him is the monument to Alexander Pushkin, installed in the backyard of the poet's last apartment on the embankment of the Moika River (Saint-Petersburg). The bust of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Schweitzer, installed in his home village Günsbach in France, got international recognition. Dydykin is also famous for his bust of Andrey Rimsky-Korsakov, installed in Tikhvin, and bas-relief portrait of A. Blok installed at the Volkovskoye cemetery in Saint-Petersburg.
Dydykin was born and lived in Palekh. Here he began his artistic career. For six years he was a student, and then an artisan at the icon-painting studio of Nikolay Safonov. His summer studio is located among the mighty lindens of the family estate right in the center of Palekh.
Nikolai Dydykin was a kind and generous man who loved his vocation and his home village. Dydykin bequeathed his studio and all the artworks in it to Palekh.
The memorial museum was opened on December 12, 1978. The exhibition displays more than one hundred pieces created by the sculptor, including bas-relief portraits and busts of poets and writers, composers and scientists, cosmonauts, artists, relatives and friends of the artist. ContactsMuseum website+7 493 342 20 54
Tuesday - Sunday 10 – 17.30
Closed for cleaning on the last Friday of the month