The Korin House-Museum
Palekh, Demyana Bednogo Street, 19
During your visit to Palekh make sure to stop by the memorial house-museum of Pavel Korin. He is a People's Artist of the USSR, laureate of Lenin and State prizes, academician of painting and restoration artist. Pavel Korin is widely known as a great portrait artist, the author of the historical triptych Alexander Nevsky and touching etudes for Farewell to Rus.
The house-museum was opened in 1974. In their own lifetime Pavel Korin and his brothers dreamed of creating a museum in their house. They preserved the furniture and the utensils used by their ancestors. Before his death the artist drew up a will, according to which his collection of icons, the house and everything in it should have become the property of the Tretyakov Gallery with the stipulation that the contents should be preserved as they were at the time of his death. In desire to express boundless love for his small homeland and to show its uniqueness and richness of talents, Korin decided to create a museum in his own house and donate it to Palekh.
The exhibition area consists of the former living rooms and the artist's studio. All items in the museum are authentic and so are the walls. In fact, the house is the oldest wooden building in Palekh. The museum displays a variety of icons, iconic graphic art and Western European prints collected by Pavel Korin. At the exhibition you can find the pieces created by his father and brothers, as well as the works by Pavel Korin. Among his paintings there are Rowan Branch, Palekh under Construction, Landscape with Pines and others. ContactsMuseum website+7 493 342 34 48
The museum is currently closed for renovation.