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ABRAAMYAN, Artashes (1921-2003)

Artashes Abraamyan was born in 1921, graduated from Yerevan Art Academy in 1952. Important shows include the 'All Union Art Exhibition' in Moscow in 1954. Member of the Union of Artists since 1956. He became an Honoured Artist in 1980. Specialises in landscapes. Exhibited widely in Armenia. His paintings won a major award at the 'Armenia Art' exhibition in 1998.His paintings are part of private collections in USA, Armenia, Russia, Great Britain and China.

ABRAMYAN, Elena (1912)

Elena Abramyan was born in 1912. Studies at Yerevan Art College 1933 - 1937 (studio S. Arakelyan). Member of the Union of Artists since 1941. Specialises in genre scenes, portraits and still life. Exhibited widely in Armenia. Her paintings won a major award at the 'Armenia Art' exhibition in 1985,1988. Her paintings are part of private collections in USA, Armenia, Russia and Great Britain.

AGASYAN, Grigori

Grigori Agasyan was born in 1926. Graduated from Yerevan Art College in 1944. Then graduated from the Surikov Art Academy in 1950. Taught at Yerevan Art College 1950 - 1966 and Yerevan Art Theatre Academy from early 1950-s. Also a graphic artist. Member of the Union of Artists and an Honoured Artist of Armenia.

AGEEV, Mikhail

Mikhail Ageev was born in Ivanovo-Vozneskensk in 1918. Graduated from the Ivanovo Art School in 1938. Member of the Union of Artists since 1946. Became an Honoured Artist in 1980. Specialised in thematic paintings and landscapes. His paintings are part of private collections in USA and West Europe.

ANOKHIN Aleksandr

Aleksandr was born in Ukraine. He graduated from Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts (former Kharkov Institute of Industrial Arts) He has been fruitful participation in regional art exhibitions. Many of his paintings are held in private collections in Great Britain, Holland, France and United States. In the summer time 2013 Aleksandr started to work with Art-7 online gallery in London.

ANOKHIN Artur

Artur was born in Ukraine. He graduated from Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts (former Kharkov Institute of Industrial Arts) He has been fruitful participation in regional art exhibitions. Many of his paintings are held in private collections in Ukraine, Great Britain, Holland, France and Russia. In the summer time 2013 Artur started to work with Art-7 on line gallery in London.

ARAKCHEYEV, Boris (1926-2013)

Boris Arakcheev was born in 1926. He finished the Minsk Art School in 1953, then he went on to study at the Belorussian Theatre Art Institute from where he graduated in 1959. Began exhibiting in 1959. Specialised in thematic paintings, still life and landscapes. Also he was well-known in Belarus as a graphic and an illustrator of various books and publications. Boris Arakcheev became a Member of the Union of Artists in 1960. Honoured Artist of Belorus in 1996. Taught in the Belarusian Art Academy 1971-1993. His paintings are part of private collections in USA and West Europe.

ARDIMASOV, Oleg

Oleg Ardimasov, a prominent Russian artist was born in 1936. He studied in the Irkutsk Art College until 1958 and then graduated from the Surikov Art Academy in Moscow in 1964. Ardimasov started exhibiting his works in 1965. Soon he became known in the art world of the former USSR. His teaching career started in 1970 in the Surikov Art Academy where he became Professor of Art. His paintings have been widely exhibited in Russia and in the West and make part of private collections in Germany, China, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, France, Israel and USA. In London his art has been promoted by the leading galleries those of Roy Miles and Paul Hawkins. Oleg Ardimasov is a Member of the Union Of Artists of Russia. He was awarded the title of Honoured Artist of the USSR in 1981.

ARISTOV, Ivan (1917-2002)

Born in Astrakhan in 1919. Studied at Astrakhan Art School 1934-1938/39. Taught at intermediate school 1939-1952. Member of the Union of Artists.Specialises in genre scenes, portraits and still life. His paintings were acquired by the Podolsk Centre Museum, Art Museum in Perm and Historical museum in Serpuhov . Many of her works are in private collections in the Russia, Great Britain, Germany and USA.

ARSENYEV, Arkadi

Born in 1939. Graduated from the Surikov Art Academy in 1964. Member of the Union of Artists since 1968. Began exhibiting in 1967. Merited Artist of Russia. He is well-known in Russia as a graphic and an illustrator of various books and publications. Exhibited widely in Russia, UK and Germany.

ARUTYUNYAN, Zhenia (1919)

(Born in 1919) graduated from the Yerevan Art College in 1939, then the Yerevan Art Academy in 1950. Member of the Union of Artists since 1951. Specialises in genre scenes, portraits and still life. Exhibited widely in Armenia. Her paintings won a major award at the 'Armenia Art' exhibition in 1995. Her paintings are part of private collections in USA, Armenia, Russia, Great Britain and China.

ASEEV, Petr (1919)

Aseev Petr was born in 1919. Studied in the Riga Art Academy 1946-1951. Began exhibiting in 1950. Member of the Union of Artists since 1956. He is well-known in Russia as a graphic and an illustrator of various books and publications. Exhibited widely in Russia, UK and Germany.

ATOYAN, Armen

Armen Atoyan was born in 1922. Graduated from Yerevan Art Academy in 1952, then Surikov Art Academy in Moscow. Member of the Union of Artists since 1953. He worked in the studio of Alexandr Osmyorkin, professor of Art in Yerevan Art School. Exhibited widely in Armenia. His paintings won a major award at the 'Armenia Art' exhibition in 1998-2002. His paintings are part of private collections in USA, Armenia, Russia and Great Britain.

AZIZYAN, Grigori (1923)

Grigori Azizyan was born in Armavir, Krasnodar region in 1923. Studied at Yerevan Art School in 1938-1941. Then graduated from the Yerevan Art Institute in 1953. Began exhibiting from 1953. Member of the Union of Artists in 1957. Specialises in genre scenes, portraits and still life. Exhibited widely in Armenia. His painting won a major award at the 'Armenia Art' exhibition in 1989. His paintings are part of private collections in USA, Armenia, Russia and Great Britain. An Honoured Artist of Armenia.

BARANOV, Andrei (1948-2010)

Andrei Baranov was born near Ulyanovsk, Russia in 1948. Studied at the Kazan Art School 1964-1968. Graduated from the Surikov Art Institute in 1972. Taught at the Moscow Art School 1990-1999. Professor of Art. Member of the Union of Artists. Specialised in thematic paintings and landscapes. His paintings are part of private collections in USA and West Europe.

BARANOVSKI, Feodor (1924-2000)

Feodor Baranovski was born in Minsk in 1924. Graduated from the Minsk Art School in 1953. Finished the Belarusian Theatre Institute in 1959. Taught in the Belarusian Theatre Institute 1951-963. Taught in Belarusian Polytechnic Institute 1964-1984. Member of the Union of Artists since 1960 Specialises in genre scenes, portraits and landscapes. His paintings were acquired by the Belarusian National Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Fine Arts. Many of her works are in private collections in the Russia, Great Britain, Germany and USA.

BAYBABAYEV, Erkin

Born in 1953 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Erkin is Uzbek by nationality. He spent five years of his youth in Moscow where he entered the Faculty of Scenery Art at the All Union Cinematography Institute where he was taught to use different methods and techniques in painting. He was influenced by the cultures and mythologies of ancient Egypt and Greece. This influence is strongly reflected in his creativity. His search for new methods of conveying artistic ideas on his canvases has led him to develop an exceptionally expressive mixed media technique. He often uses gold leaf orglues sand to a canvas, adding different colours to it. The effect is that of a soft, deep velvet with a texture reminiscent of strongly sun tanned or black skin. He has exhibited his work at different level exhibitions and enjoyed success at the latest American Soviet Exhibition entitled 'Golden Brush' which was held at the Central Exhibiting Hall in Moscow. He is married and has one son.

BELYAEVA, Yevdokia (1916 - 2004)

Yevdokia Belyaeva was born in 1916. Studied in Art School in Leningrad 1935-1938. Then graduated from the Leningrad Art Institute in 1949. Began exhibiting in 1950. Member of the Union of Artists in 1950-s. Solo exhibition in Zagorsk, Moscow region 1968,1974. Specialised in thematic paintings, portrait and still life. Her paintings are part of private collections in USA and West Europe.

BELYAYEV Nikolai (1916)

Born in Tsaritseno in 1916. Graduated from the Moscow Art Institute name 1905 in 1939. Member of the Union of Artists since 1945. Began exhibiting in 1946. Became an Honoured Artist in 1978. Specialised in thematic paintings, portrait and landscapes. Member of the Grekov Studio from 1958. His paintings were widely exhibited and acquired by the museums of his native country and abroad. Many of his works are in private collections in the USA, Great Britain, Spain, Germany and Japan.

BERNGARD, Oleg (1909 - 2000)

Born in Munich, Germany in 1909. Studied at the Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk) Art School 1922-24. Began exhibiting in 1928. He is a Member of the AKHR/R since 1927. Important shows include 'Soviet Russia', Moscow 1960. Specialised in landscapes. Taught at the Urals College of Applied Art in Nizhni-Tagil 1947-56. Important shows included the All Union Exhibition in Moscow in 1962 and 1963. Specialised in genre paintings and landscapes. He was active in Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk). Member of the Union of the Artists. Honoured Artist of Russia. His paintings were widely exhibited and acquired by the museums of his native country and abroad. Many of his works are in private collections in the USA, Great Britain, France and Japan.

BEZUKLADNIKOV German (1928-2009)

Born in 1928. He finished the Alma-Ata Art School in 1951, then he went on to study at the Surikov Art Academy from where he graduated in 1957. German became a Member of the Union of Artists and an Honoured Artist of Russia in 1997. Specialised in thematic paintings and landscapes.His paintings are part of private collections in USA and West Europe.

BOGDANOV, Pavel (1912-1996)

Born in Kasyanovka, Irkutsk region (Siberia). Graduated from the College of Decorative Art in Izhevsk, Russia in 1936. Began exhibiting since 1937. Member of the Union of Artists in 1952. Solo exhibition in Noginsk in 1955. Specialised in thematic paintings and landscapes. His paintings are held in private collections in East and West Europe.

BOGOMAZOV Vladimir (1916-1996)

Vladimir Bogomazov was born in Moscow in 1916. Graduated from Moscow Academy of Music as a violinist in 1938. Then graduated from the Surikov Art Institute in 1960. He was a member of the Union of Artists since 1960-s. His works were extensively exhibited in Russia and Europe. In London his art has been promoted by the leading galleries those of Roy Miles and Paul Hawkins. British Museum of Art bought four of his paintings.

BONDARENKO, NIKOLAY (1914-2000)

Nikolay Bondarenko was born in Lugansk region, Ukraine in 1914. Graduated from Kiev Art Institute in 1934 and then Odessa Art School in 1941. Began exhibiting in 1951. Member the Union of the Artist since 1980. Specialised in thematic paintings and landscapes. His paintings are part of private collections in USA and West Europe.

BOOT, Nickolai (1928-1998)

Born in Pogozhaya Krinitsa, Kharkov region, Ukraine in 1928. Studied at the Rostov-Don Art College until 1949. In 1953 Boot graduated from the Surikov Art Institute, then the Kharkov Art Institute in 1958. Began exhibiting in 1948. He was a Member of the Union of Artists since 1955 and became an Honoured Artist in 1980. Member of the Grekov Studio from 1958.

BRZHOZOVSKY, Genrikh (1912-2008)

Brzhzozski was born in 1912. In 1933 he graduated from the Vitebsk Art School, and then studied in the studio of F. Modorov, before becoming a Member of the Union of Artists, as well as an Honoured Artist of Belarus. His works are exhibited in galleries and museums across many cities of his motherland, including the internationally known ‘State Gallery’ in Minsk. He has been a participant in twenty Republic Exhibitions and a substantial proportion of his paintings have also found their way to private collections in the across the globe.

BUZIN, Vladimir

He was in born 1959. Finished the Tver Art School in 1982. Graduated from the Surikov Art Academy in 1988. Specialises in genre scenes, landscapes and still life. His paintings were acquired by the Tver Centre Museum, Impesionist Picture Gallery in Moscow. Many of her works are in private collections in the Russia, Great Britain and China.

CHALOV, Anatoli (1921 - 1992)

Anatoli Chalov was born in Ivano-Voznesensk in 1921.Graduated from the Moscow Art School named 1905 year in 1949. Began exhibiting in 1946. Member of the Union of Artists since 1950. Specialised in genre, landscapes and still life paintings. His works are held in Podolsk Art Museum. His paintings can be found in private collections of United Kingdom, Russia, France,USA and Germany.

CHAUS, Viktoria

She was born in Kharkov, Ukraine. Graduated from Kharkov Art and Technical Institute in 1989, where she studied under V. Ganotskiy, Y. Vintaeva, S.Solodovnykova, O.Vyatkina, V. Kovtun. The participant of regional, all-ukrainian and republican exhibitions since 1987. The member of Art Organization National Unity of Painters of Ukraine since 2000. Her works are in private collections in Russia, Germany, England, Canada and USA.

CHEREDNICHENKO, Anna (1917-2006)

Anna Cherednichenko was born in 1917. She graduated from the Surikov Academy in Moscow. Important shows include "Soviet Russia" 1960 Member of the Union of Artists since 1950. Specialises in genre, landscape and portraiture painting. Her works are held in Rostov don Art Museum. Her paintings can be found in private collections of United Kingdom, Russia, France,USA and Germany.

CHERNIKOVA, Nadezhda (1916-2010)

Born in 1916. Graduated from the Art School in Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in 1937. Then the Art Academy in 1948. Member of the Union of Artists since 1967. Began exhibiting in 1954. Specialised in thematic paintings and portraits.

CHERNOUSENKO, Vladimir (1932 - 2000)

Born in Rostov-Don. Graduated from the Rostov-Don Art School in 1957, then the Surikov Art Academy in 1964. Member of the Union of Artists since 1967. Began exhibiting in 1967. Specialised in thematic paintings and portraits.His works are held in Rostov Don Art Museum. His paintings can be found in private collections of United Kingdom, Russia, France,USA and Germany.

CHERVONENKO, Alexander (1912 - 1992)

Born in Stalingrad. He finished the Stalingrad Art School in 1937. He then studied at the Kharkov Art Academy. Member of the Union of Artists. Began exhibiting in 1947. Specialised in thematic paintings and portraits.

CHUIKOV, Yevgeni (1924 - 2000)

Born in Nizni Ryant, Kursk region. Worked in Zaporozhye, Ukraine. Specialised in landscapes. Finished Kolosovski (1913 - 1985) Art Studio in Zaporozhye in 1970-s. Member of the Union of Artists. Works are included in Poltara, Kharkov Art Museums and Zaporozhye State Gallery.

CHUZHENKOV, Victor

Viktor Chujenkov finished Art School in 1982. Graduated from the Surikov Art Academy in 1988. Began exhibiting in 1986. Specialises in genre scenes, portraits and still lifes. His paintings are held in private collections in East and West Europe.

DAVITYAN, Roza

Born in Baku (Azerbaydjan) in 1921. Studied at the Astrakhan Art College 1937-1941, Penza Art College 1946-47. She began exhibiting in 1948. Specialises in landscapes. Member of the Union of Artists since 1961. Works are included in Penza, Saratov Art Museums and Astrakhan State Gallery. Her paintings can be found in private collections of United Kingdom, Russia, France, Japan and Germany.

DEMENKO, Anatoly

Born in 1979 in Lugansk, Ukraine. Finished Sebastopol Art School. Then studied in Kiev Fine Art Academy. Participated in the National Exhibitions in Kiev in 2004 and 2005 and International Exhibitions in Great Britain (‘Spitz Gallery’ - London; ‘Chalk Gallery’ - Lewes) in 2005 and 2006. His paintings were acquired by the Museum of Kiev-Pechore Lavra in 2004 and by the Museum of Dal in Lugansk. Was awarded the First Prize in the Pushkin Art Contest-Exhibition in Lugansk. Member of the Ukraine Union of Artists. Anatoly Demenko is a listed artist. His name can be found in art reference books and sites. His paintings are part of private collections in East and West Europe.

DEREBERYA, Ivan (1923-2014)

Born in 1923. In 1950 he finished the Rostov-Don Art School and has been a Member of the Union of Artists since 1968. He has exhibited many of his pencil and charcoal drawings in Russia and Europe. His works are held in Moscow, Rostov Don and Taganrog Art Museums. His paintings can be found in private collections of United Kingdom, Russia, France, Japan and Germany.

DOVBENKO, Victor

Born in 1967 in Sverdlovsk, USSR. In 1991 he finished the Voronezh Art School. He held one man shows in 1998 (Voronezh), 2001 (London), 2002 (Voronezh) 2003 (Belgrade), 2003 (Voronezh). His paintings are in numerous art collections in Russia, Europe and America

DUBENETSKAYA, Elena

Born in 1912. Finished an Art School in 1934 and later grduated from studio Mosoblhudozhnik in 1953. Began exhibiting in 1957. She is known as a graphic artist.

ELTYSHEV, Nickolai (1922)

Nickolai was born in the town of Kansk. He joined the Union of Artists in 1949. His paintings were acquired by the Museum of the Royal Academy in London, the Hammer's Museum in Washington, Pskov Picture Gallery and the Museum of Komsomolsk on the Amur.

EREMENKO Vladimir (1922-1988)

Vladimir Eremenko was born in Village Gulkevichi, Kuban region in 1922. Studied in Art studio of House of People's Creativity, Sevastopol, 1936-1939. Began exhibiting in 1947. Specialises in genre scenes, portraits and still life. Many of her works are in private collections in the Russia, Great Britain, Germany and USA.

FAYENKOV Boris (1920-1999)

Born in Zaporozhye, (Ukraine) in 1920. Studied at the Batumi Art College, until 1962. Member of the Union of artists. Began exhibiting in 1948. Specialised in thematic paintings and landscapes. His paintings are part of private collections in Russia, USA and West Europe.

FILIPOV, Viktor

Born in 1930. Graduated from the Surikov Art Academy in 1966. Member of the Union of Artists. Specialised in thematic paintings.

FOMIN, Anatoli (1925-2013)

Born in Aktyubinsk, Siberia in 1925. Studied at Kolosovski, Studio of Zaporozhye, graduated in 1960. Member of the Union of Artists. Works are included in Poltava, Kharkov Art Museums and Zaporozhye State Gallery.

FROLOV Yuri (1925-1990)

Born in 1925. Studied at the Moscow Intermediate Art School 1939-1944: at the Surikov Art Academy until 1950. He was a Member of the Union of Artists and has many works in Russian Museums and private collections. Specialised in everyday life genre paintings,scenes of life in Chukotka and on the sea,compositional portraits. Brother of Serafim Frolov.

FYODOROV, Vyacheslav (1918-1985)

Born in Ivanovo-Voznesensk. Fyodorov finished the Ivanovo Art School with a Red Diploma, graduated from the Repin Art Academy in Leningrad in 1951. Fyodorov was a Merited Member of the Union of Artists and has many works in Russian Museums and private collections.

GAIDUK Victor (1926-1992)

He was born in Zaporozye in 1926. Graduated from the art studio named G. Kolosovski and V. Stupin 1951-1957. Began exhibiting in 1953. Member of the Union of the Artists in 1963. Specialised in genre, landscapes and still life paintings. Personal exhibition in Zaporozye in 1987. His paintings are part of private collections in the UK, Russiaa and Ukraine. He was a brother of famous Ukrainian painter Zinaida Gaiduk (1937-2012)

GAIDUK Zinaida (1937-2012)

She was born in Zaporozye in 1937. Graduated from the art studio named G.Kolosovski in 1957. From 1975 she started to work in art combine in Zaporozye. Began exhibiting in 1963. Specialised in landscapes and still life paintings. Personal exhibition in Zaporozye in 1987. Her paintings are part of private collections in the UK, Holland and Ukraine. She was a sister of famous painter Viktor Gaiduk (1926-1992)

GATIN, Sergei (1923-2001)

Sergei Gatin was born in 1923. He studied at the Ivanovo Art College in 1939-1945. He began exhibiting in 1940. Member of the Union of Artists since 1945. Specialised in thematic paintings and landscapes. His paintings are part of private collections in Russia, USA and West Europe.

GETMAN, Nickolai (1917-2004)

Born in 1917. He studied at the Kharkov Art College between 1933 and 1937. Specialised in scenes of Chukotka region. Began exhibiting in 1956. He has taught in the Kharkov Art Studio. Member of the Union of Artists.

GEVORKYAN, Alexandr (1928-2003)

Born in in 1928. Graduated from the Yerevan Art College in 1950-s, then the Yerevan Art Academy. Member of the Union of Artists since 1970. Specialises in genre scenes, portraits and still lifes.

GOLOLOBOV Yevgeni (1981)

Yevgeni was born in Penza region, Russia. Graduated from Savitski Art School in Penza in 2004. Began exhibiting from 2002. Specialises in landscapes. His style is instantly recognisable with its powerful imagery and vibrant colours. More recently his paintings have been sold through important art auctions, including famous Christie’s South Kensington in London. Participant in the Russian Artists’ Exhibition at Art-7 Art Gallery in London. Member of Russian Union of Artists. His works are in private collections in USA, UK, Russia and France.

GOMOZOV, Anatoli (1917 - 2003)

Anatoli Gomozov was born in 1917. Graduated from the Rostov-Don Art College in 1939. Then graduated from the Surikov Art Academy in Moscow in 1950. Member of the Union of Artists. Began exhibiting in 1956. Specialised in thematic paintings. Important shows include "Soviet Russia" 1965. Member of the Union of Artists since 1950. Specialises in genre, landscape and portraiture painting. His works are held in Rostov Don Art Museum. His paintings can be found in private collections of United Kingdom, Russia, France,USA and Germany.

GOROV, Nickolai (1919 - 2001)

Nikolay Gorov was born in Noginsk, Moscow region in 1919. Studied at Tbilisi Academy of Art until 1941. He began exhibiting in 1957. Member of the Union of Artists since 1956. Specialised in landscapes. Important show include "Soviet Russia", Moscow, 1960,1964. His paintings are part of private collections in Russia, USA and West Europe. Honoured Artist of Adzharia.

GRIGORIYEVA, Valentina (1904-2000)

Born in 1904. Graduated from the Rostov-Don Art School in 1938. She is a Member of the Union of Artists of Russia. Specialises in Still Life and began exhibiting in 1950s.

GUMILEVSKI, Igor (1925-2001)

Igor Gumilevski was born in Turovka, Orel region in 1925. Studied at 1905 Art College 1942 - 1945, then Moscow Art Institute 1945 - 1947. Began exhibiting in 1947. Member of the Union of Artists in 1951. Specialised in thematic paintings, still life and landscapes. His paintings are part of private collections in Russia, USA and West Europe.

GUSAREVICH, Alexandre (1908 - 1970)

Alexandre Gusarevich was born in Volyntsy, Vitebsk region in 1908. Studied at the Moscow Art Institute, studio Boris Ioganson in 1936-1941. Began exhibiting in 1934. Member of the Union of artists in 1950-s.He was best at landscapes and portraits paintings. Many of his paintings are in private collections and museums in Great Britain, Holland, France, Russia and United States.

GUSEV, Yuri (1928)

Yuri Gusev was born in Moscow in 1928. Studied at Moscow Intermediate Art School until 1947. Then graduated from Moscow Art Academy in Moscow in 1953. Activ in Moscow. Began exhibiting in 1949. Taught at Moscow Intermediate Art School 1947- 1953. Member of the Union of Artists. His works can be found in private collections of United Kingdom, Russia, France,USA and Germany.

HANDUSENKO, Evgeni

Graduated from Art School in Kherson, Ukraine, 1999-2001. Then graduated from Design Liceum of National Academy of Guiding Cadres in Culture & Arts, Kherson department, specialization “graphic design” 2001-2003. National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, specialization “painting” in 2003. Kyiv, Ukraine, Bachelor 2004-2008, Specialist 2008-2010. Relevant experience: Cooperation with “Art-7” gallery, London. 2006 – until now -creation of series of works for the gallery Regular sales at auctions, such as Christie's, Lots Road Auction.UK. “Building” journal, illustrator. 2008 Creation of journal covers and illustrating content A number of exhibitions at Academy of Arts and Architecture. 2004-2010. Personal exhibition. 13 canvases . “Workshop 13” creative space. Kyiv. 2012.

IVANOV, Viktor

Viktor Ivanov (born 1931) studied at the Ryzan Art College 1957 - 1961 and the Surikov Institute 1961 - 1967. Specialises in Siberian subjects.

IVANOVA, Maria

Maria was born in Ukraine. He finished Art School in Kiev then graduated from Kiev Fine Art Academy. Began exhibiting in 2000.Specialises in genre, portraits and landscapes. Maria is a young but very talented and active artist. She has taken part in many exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad. Many of her paintings are held in private collections in Great Britain, Ukraine, France and United States

KALASHNIKOV, Viktor (1923 - 1992)

In 1950 he graduated from the Tbilisi Art Academy. Began exhibiting in 1950. Member of the Union of Artists since 1979. Specialises in genre scenes, portraits and landscape. His paintings were acquired by the Centre Museum, Art Museum in Kuybyshev and Omsk. Many of his artworks are in private collections in the Russia, Great Britain, Germany and USA.

KALMYKOV, Nickolai (1924-1994)

Nickolai Kalmykov was born in Orel, Russia in 1924. Studied at 1905 Art College between 1949-1951. Began exhibiting in 1946. Member of Grekov Art Studio from 1978. Solo exhibitions in Grekov studio 1963-1977. Specialised in thematic paintings, portraits and landscapes. Member of the Union of Artists in 1975. His paintings are part of collections in Military Art Museum of Moscow. Many of her works are in private collections in the Russia, Great Britain, Germany and USA.

KARAGEZYAN Seda (1918-1978)

Seda Karagezyan was born in Odessa in 1918. Graduated from Yerevan Art College in 1937. Began exhibiting in 1939. Member of the Union of Artists since 1944. Specialises in genre scenes, portraits, landscape and still life. Her paintings are part of private collections in USA, Armenia, Russia and Great Britain.

KARAPETYAN, Vartiter

Vartiter Karapetyan was born 1927. Studied at Yerevan Art College 1944 - 1949, then Yerevan Art Theatre Academy 1949 - 1955. Specialises in landscapes and genre pictures. Member of the Union of Artists in 1956. Exhibited widely in Armenia. Her painting won a major award at the 'Armenia Art' exhibition in 1999. Her paintings are part of private collections in USA, Armenia, Russia, Great Britain and China.

KARAZIAN Edward (1939)

Karazian Edward was born in Tbilisi in 1939. In 1961 his family has moved to live to Yerevan, Armenia. Graduated from Yerevan State Art Theatre Institute in 1966. Taught in Yerevan art school in 1969. Member of the Union of the Artists since 1970. Honoured Artist of Armenia. Taught in Yerevan Pedagogical Institute, art department in 1977-1993. Began exhibiting in 1978. Specialised in thematic paintings, portraits and landscapes. His works are represented in permanent collections in the National Galleries in Yerevan. Edward paintings are part of private collections in Armenia, USA and West Europe.

KASHKUREVICH, Arlen (1929-2013)

Arlen Kashkurevich was born in Minsk in 1929. Graduated from the Belarus Art college in 1953 and then graduated from Minsk Theatre Art Institute in 1959. Became a Member of the Union of Artists in 1960 and was a Honoured Artist of the USSR in 1973. Professor of Art. Began exhibiting in 1959. Specialised in thematic paintings, portraits and landscapes, also a graphic artist. His works are represented in permanent collections in the National Galleries in Minsk, Belarus and in the internationally known Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow). Arlen paintings are part of private collections in Belarus, USA and West Europe.

KAZHAYAN, Vagan

Kazhayan Vagan was born in Leninokan in 1921. He graduated from the Yerevan Art institute in 1953. Began exhibiting in 1953. Member of the Union of Artists since 1957. Specialised in landscapes and graphic paintings. He is well-known in Armenia as a graphic and an illustrator of various books and publications. His works are represented in permanent collections in the National Museums of Art and galleries in Erevan. Paintings by Kazhayan are part of private collections in Armenia, USA and West Europe.

KELLER Peotr (1909-1997)

Peotr Keller was born in 1909 in Rostov-Don. He studied at the Art school in Rostov-Don from 1923 to 1930 and started his professional career there. Member of the Union of Artists in 1964. Began exhibiting in 1936. Specialised in thematic paintings, still life and landscapes. He taught in art studio 1956/60-1973 Rostselmash. His paintings are part of private collections in UK, Russia and USA.

KHAIKIN, David (1927-2008)

Born in 1927. Graduated from the Surikov Art Academy in Moscow. He has been a Member of the Union of Artists since 1970. He is well-known in Russia as a graphic and an illustrator of various books and publications. Exhibited widely in Russia, UK and Germany.

KHAIMOV, Yakov (1914 - 1991)

Studied at the Moscow Art Academy during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Important shows included the All Union Exhibition in Moscow 1946, 1947, 1950 and 1951. Specialised in genre paintings and landscapes. He was active in Uzbekistan and Moscow and a member of the USSR Union of Artists. Honoured Artist of Russia. His paintings were widely exhibited and acquired by the museums of his native country and abroad. Many of his works are in private collections in the USA, Great Britain, Spain, Germany and Japan.

KHALVASH, Nazim (1914-2003)

Studied at Tbilisi Academy of Art until 1941. Member of the Union of Artists. Honoured Artist of Adzharia.

KHANAMIRYAN, Lidia

Lidia Khanamiryan (born 1930) graduated from Yerevan Theatre Art Academy in 1955. Member of the Union of Artists since 1958. Personal exhibition in Moscow in 1979 and in Yerevan in 1975. She specialises in still lifes and portraits.

KHRAPACHEV, Alexander

Born in Zaporozhye, Ukraine. Studied in Kiev Fine Art Academy in 2000-2006. Participated in the National Exhibitions in Kiev in 2007 - 2014 and International Exhibitions in Great Britain (‘Spitz Gallery’ - London; ‘Chalk Gallery’ - Lewes) in 2005 - 2012. Khrapachev Alexander is a listed artist. His name can be found in art reference books and sites. His paintings are part of private collections in Ukraine and West Europe.

KHRUSTALEVA, Sophia (1915-2006)

Sophia Khrustaleva was born in Yaroslavl region in 1915. Studied at Yaroslavl art College 1939-1941. Than graduated from Yagonson studio in 1947. She started exhibiting her works at 1960. Specialises in genre, landscapes and still life paintings. Member of the Union of Artists since 1961. Some of her paintings are held in public museums in Yaroslavl, Vologda and Cherepovets. Personal exhibition in Vologda - 1962, 1986, 1992, 2002 and 2005. Important shows include 'All-Union Art Exhibition', Moscow 1995. Many of her paintings are in private collections in Russia, Great Britain, Holland and France.

KLENOV Vladimir (1932)

Klenov was born in Rostov-Don in 1932. In 1952 graduated from Rostov Art School then went to study at the Surikov Art Academy in Moscow where he graduated in 1959. Member of the Union of the artists in 1963. Began exhibiting in 1962. Specialised in thematic paintings, portraits and landscapes. His teaching career started in 1959 in the Rostov Art College. Honoured Artist of the USSR in 2004.His paintings are part of private collections in USA and West Europe.

KNYJOV, Vinar (1930-2005)

Vinar Knujov was born in Gorki. Graduated from Penza Art School in 1956 with a Gold Medal. Graduated from the Leningrad Art Academy in 1963. He started exhibiting his works at 1965. Member of the Union of Artists in 1964. Important shows include 'All-Union Art Exhibition', Moscow 1983-1988. He was best at genre painting, though keen on landscapes and portraits as well. Many of his paintings are in private collections and museums in Great Britain, Holland, France and United States. Honoured Artist of the USSR since 1980.

KOLOBOVA Margarita

Kolobova was born in Rostov-Don and graduated from ‘The Rostov Don Art College’ in 2000, with a gold medal. She then studied at ‘The Repin Art Institute’, where she learnt to specialise in landscape, still life and genre paintings. Kolobova began exhibiting from 1999 and her works are in private collections in the UK, Russia, Holland, France, Germany and Italy.

KOLOSOVSKI, Georgi (1913 - 1988)

Born in Pervomaysk, Odessa region in 1913. Studied at the Odessa Art College until 1935 and later moved to Zaporozhye, Ukraine,in 1945 where he taught privately. Member of the Union of Artists in 1945. Some of his paintings are held in public collections in Zaporozhye museum.

KOLUJNI, Dmitri

He was born in 1974, Ukraine. He graduated from Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts (former Kharkov Institute of Industrial Arts) He has been fruitfully participating in regional, All-Ukrainian and international art exhibitions. He is a lecturer in art at Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts since 2006. Member of the Ukrainian Union of Artists since 2004. Many of his paintings are held in private collections in Great Britain, Holland, France and United States

KOSHEVOI, Viktor (1924-2006)

The artist was born on the 19th of July 1924 in village Vodyanoye in Lugansk Region, Ukraine. Viktor has drawn since the age of 7, and exhibited his art works since he was 24. In 1956 he graduated from Lugansk State Art School. After that in 1960 he became a member of the National Union of Ukrainian Artists. His paintings are part of National Museums' and private art collections. His works were exhibited in Europe, USA and Japan.

KRAVCHUK, Roman

Roman Kravchuk was born in Ukraine. He finished Art School in Kiev then graduated from Kiev Fine Art Academy. Began exhibiting in 2000.Specialises in landscapes and still lifes. Roman is a young but very talented and active artist. He has taken part in many exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad. Many of his paintings are held in private collections in Great Britain, Holland, France and United States

KRICHEVTSEV, Vladimir (1927-1995)

Vladimir Krichevtsev was born in Leningrad in 1927. Graduated from Repin Art Institute in 1962. Began exhibiting in 1960-s. Member of the Union of Artists since 1980. From 1976 to 1995 he lived and worked in Novosibirsk (West Siberia). Specialised in thematic paintings, portraits, still life and landscapes, Many of his works are in private collections in the Russia, USA, Great Britain, France and Japan.

KROKHONYTKIN, Petr

Born near Kastroma in 1929. Graduated from the Yaroslavl Art School in 1949. He studied in the Surikov Art Academy in the studio of F.P.Reshetnikov and V.G.Tseplakov, which he graduated from in 1956. During the same year he became a member of the Union of Artists. 1956-1960 he taught Fine Art at Yaroslavl Art School. He started exhibiting his works at 1960. Important shows include 'All-Union Art Exhibition', Moscow 1965. He was best at genre painting, though keen on landscapes and portraits as well. Also known as a graphic artist. Many of his paintings are in private collections and museums in Great Britain, Holland, France and United States.

KROTOV, Alexander (1913-1993)

He was born in Ivanovo. Graduated from Ivanovo Art School in 1936. Began exhibiting in 1942. Member of the Union of Artists since 1943. Specialised in genre paintings and landscapes. His paintings are part of National Museums in Ivanovo and private art collections. His works were exhibited in Europe, USA and Japan.

KROTOV, Vladimir

Born in 1953. Studied at Ivanovo Art School 1970-1973. Then graduated from the Surikov Art Academy. Member of the Union of Artists in 1980-s. Specialised in genre paintings and landscapes. His paintings are part of National Museums in Ivanovo and private art collections. His works were exhibited in Europe, USA and Japan.

KRUGLOV, Yuri

Born in 1947. Graduated from Art School in Moscow in 1967 then the Surikov Art Academy in 1976. Member of the Union of Artists since 1979. He began exhibiting in 1978. He specialises in landscapes.

KUCHINOV, Yuri

Kuchinov was born 1951. He studied at The Strogonov Art School in Moscow from 1977 to1982. He then began exhibiting 1983 and has been a member of the Union of Artist of Russia since 1995. His important shows include the "All-Union Art Exhibition", which was held in Moscow in 1997. He has also held personal exhibitions in Berlin since 2006. Specialising in landscapes, many of his works are held in private collections in the USA, Great Britain, Spain, Germany and Japan.

KULAGINA, Olga

Born in 1927. She finished the Rostov-Don Art School in 1949 and then studied at the Moscow Surikov Art Academy from where she graduated in 1952. In 1967 Kulagina became a Member of the Union of Artists.

LDOKOV, Boris (1929-2002)

Born in Novosibirsk in 1929. Studied at Minsk Art College until 1951, then at Minsk Theatre Art Institute until 1961. Painted thematic paintings, portraits and landscapes. Member of the Union of Artists.

LEVIN Evgeni (1922-1993)

Evgeni Levin was born in Kharkov, Ukraine in 1922. Graduated from Kharkov Art College in 1941 and then Kharkov Art Institute in 1949 where he studied under professor D. Shavykin. The participant of regional, All-Ukrainian and republican exhibitions since 1950. The member of the Union of the artists of Russia since 1950. He taught in art school in Voroshilovograd, Ukraine, 1949-1950. He was best at genre painting, though keen on landscapes and portraits as well. Many of his paintings are in private collections and museums in Great Britain, Holland, Russiaf, Ukraine and United States

LEYKIN, Nikolai

He was born in artist family in Аstrаkhаn on the 5th of Juny 1976. In 1991 he take on "Аstrаchаn trades Painter University" on "Designer and painter of advertisement", and 1995 he is are university graduate with red diploma. In 1996 he comes in Saint-Petersburg and take on "Academy of Artists named I.E.Rеpina" on painter faculty.Started 1998 in А.А. Мilnikov atelier workshop he take are lessons of monumental paintings. Compliteley defend diploma in 2002 year, on theme "Vstrechia narechennich (fiance and fiancee Meeting)",mosaic. Object: hotel "Friendship" in town Viborg. since 2003, is a senior lecturer at Hertsen University. In the summer time 2006 Nikolai Leykin started to work with Art-7 on line gallery in London.

LOMYKIN, Konstantin (1924 - 1992)

Born in Glukhovo village near Sumy. Graduated from the Odessa Art College in 1951. Member of the Union of Artists since 1953. Awarded with three medals for his Artistic Merit, medal of Honour in 1964 and 1971.

LUGOVSKAYA - TEMPLINA , Nina (1918 - 1993)

Author of the famous "Diary of a Soviet Schoolgirl". Born in Moscow. Studied in the Serpukhov Art School in 1937 - 1939. She spent 10 years in prison and later was exiled to Magadan after her diary had been seized by NKVD and deemed anti-revolutionary. She was married to Viktor Templin, another dissident who she met in exile. 1957 - 1993 active in Vladimir. Member of the USSR Union of Artists since 1977. Her paintings were acquired by the museums of Vladimir, Kovrov and Alxandrov (Russia).

LUNEVSKI, Vladimir

Born in 1949. Graduated from the Rostov Art College in 1970. Member of the Union of Artists since 1995. Began exhibiting in 1972. Specialised in thematic paintings and portraits.His paintings are part of private collections in Russia, USA, UK, France and Japan.His work is represented in permanent collections in the National Galleries of Bryansk, Rostov and Tula towns.

LUNYOV, Vladimir (1928 - 1994)

Born in 1928. Finished the Rostov Art School in 1952 and has been a Member of the Union of Artists since 1965. He began exhibiting in 1968 and specialised in still life and landscapes.

MAKATUKHA, Vasili (1922-2006)

Born in 1922. Studied at the Dnepropetrovsk Art College in 1947 and then Kiev Art Institute in 1954. Member of the Union of Artists. Specialises in landscapes and coalmining subjects.

MAKSIMENKO, Taras (1884-1972)

Taras Maksimenko studied along with Mayakovski in the Academy of Sculpture and Architecture in Moscow form 1918 -1920. He became a Member of the Union of Artists in 1940. He was also a very talented poet and musician.

MAMONTOV Nickolai

Nickolai Mamontov (Born in 1953) graduated from the Art Faculty Moscow Lenin Academy. Member of the Union of Artists since 1978. Specialises in landscapes and still lifes.

MANGASARYAN, Sarkis (1918-1991)

Sarkis Mangasaryan graduated from Art School in Krasnodar in 1939. Then graduated from Yerevan Art Academy in 1948. Member of the Union of Artists since 1952. Important shows include the 'All Union Art Exhibition' in Moscow in 1974, 1985. He became an Honoured Artist in 1990-s. Specialises in landscapes, genre scenes, portraits and still life. Exhibited widely in Armenia and Russia. His painting won a major award at the 'Armenia Art' exhibition in 1998. His paintings are part of private collections in USA, Armenia, Russia, Great Britain and China.

MARINA Marina

After her graduation Marina continued doing painting professionally. This was the most active period of creative research and taking part in exhibition activity, also outside from her own city. Yaroslavl and Vologda galleries and annual exhibitions had her works. In 1997 she received Grand Price at the Kostroma Regional Fine Art Show, and in 2000 she received 1st price at the National Juried Show of Portrait Art. Marina lives in St Petersburg married to Aydemir Saidov, professional artist who also works in nude genre. The couple has an 18-years old daughter studying painting as well as her parents did. In 2002 and 2007 Marina was selected to represent her region on the All-Russia fin art show "Best Young Talent" in the Central Palace of Art in Moscow, Russia. During her development in the art world she tried to elaborate her own personal style and to choose the genre to work with constantly. Finally she considered the nude theme to be the most interesting and the richest one for her painting. In 2009 Marina took part in an exhibition "Artists of Russia to Watch" and was elected "The Artist to Watch". Her work is now successfully sold in St Petersburg's galleries. In the summer time 2012 Marina started to work with Art-7 Art Gallery in London. Her works represented at Lotton Gallery, USA. In the autumn "American Art Collector" magazine represented Marina Marinas art on its pages.

MARINOVA, Anna

Anna was born in St. Petersburg in 1983. In 2000 - 2004 studied in St. Petersburg Roerich College of Art. In 2010 graduated from Repin State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Studies in the faculty of painting, easel painting workshop of prof. Sokolov. Works of Anna Marinova are published in a teacher edition "Pre-study courses" of Repin State Academic Institute. She began exhibiting in 2005. In 2008 she was awarded with a medal of Repin State Academic Institute for academic achievement.She was best at genre painting, though keen on landscapes,still life and portraits as well. Many of her works are in private collections in the Russia, USA, Great Britain and Japan.

MARKIN, Vitaly (1924 - 1998)

MARKIN, Vitaly (1924 - 1998) Graduated from the Rostov-Don Art School and then studied at the Moscow Polygraphic Institute. In 1962 he became a merited member of the Union of Artists. He is a well-known Russian realist whose works are held in many private collections as well as those in different Russian museums.

MARKOV, Leonid (1926-1988)

Born in Moscow in 1926. Graduated from the Moscow Art College in 1948. Took part in numerous national and international exhibitions. He is a Member of the Union of Artists. Specialised in landscapes.

MARSHENNIKOV, Serge

Serge Marshennikov was born in 1971 in Ufa (Bashkiriya, USSR). Serge was always drawing, painting and sculpting from any material he could land his hands on. His Mother encouraged Serge to study and from early childhood and he had a succession of private teachers and art studies he attended. After receiving a number of awards for his children’s watercolor and pastel paintings, Serge decided to become a professional painter. In 1995 he finished the Ufa Art College and then continued education at one of the most prestigious art academies in the world, The Repin Academy of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, Russia. As one of the most talented graduates of the academy, Serge was offered to stay for post-graduate studies at the studio of the Academician, Rector of the Academy, Professor Mylnikov. Serge’s first solo exhibition was in the gallery “Sangat” of his native UFA in 1995, the year of his graduation from the college. The show was a success and Serge was invited to exhibit at the Artists’ Union gallery. Since that time Serge has exhibited on a semi-annual basis, showing his works to his collectors and piers in both St Petersburg and Ufa. Serge’s graduation work caught the eye of a Brownwood University faculty member as well as Hardin-Simmons University. Serge, during his post-graduate years, also exhibited in the prestigious art departments of those Universities. Since 2004 Serge working with Art-7 art gallery in London. More recently, Serge’s paintings have been sold through important art auctions, including famous Christie’s and Bonhams. His work is in much demand and his prices are constantly rising. Serge’s paintings are held in Royal Academy of Arts in London, El Paso Museum of Art, in The Grace Museum (Abilene), and in many important private collections in Russia, England, Denmark, France and Japan. Serge’s biggest influences are Andrew Wyeth & Lucian Freud. From more contemporary times, he likes works of Jeremy Lipking. Serge is married and has a daughter. Russian artist Serge Marshennikov delicate original female oil portraits capture the hearts of collectors all over the globe.

MARTIROSOV, Arkadi

Arkadi Martirosov was born in 1927 in Rostov-Don. He studied at the Rostov-Don Art School 1945-1949. Then graduated from the Kiev Art Academy in 1957. He began exhibiting in 1965. Member of the Union of artists since 1960. Began exhibiting from 1948. Specialised in thematic paintings, portraits and landscapes. In 1967 he became a Merited Member of the Union of Artists. Important shows include "All Union Art Exhibition", Moscow 1970. He taught in the Art Studio name Grekov in Rostov Don 1957-1987. Many of his works are in private collections and at the Art Museum of Rostov-Don.

MASYUKOV, Valeri

Born in 1947. Graduated from the Krasnodar Art College in 1969. Member of the Union of Artists since 1991. Began exhibiting in 1969. Specialised in thematic paintings and landscapes.His paintings are part of private collections in Russia, USA and West Europe.He is well-known in Russia as a graphic and an illustrator of various books and publications.

MATUSHEVSKI, Yuri (1930-1999)

Yuri Matushevski was born in 1930 in Kemerovo Region, Russian Federation. In 1949 he finished the Irkutsk Art School and then graduated from the Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) Institute of Applied Arts named after V.I.Mukhina. Since 1957 he has taken part in regional, republican and many other exhibitions, as well as various auctions in Great Britain, Japan, Italy, USA, Belgium, Sweden and many other countries. Matushevski has been a Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR since 1960. He has travelled a lot around the country and visited the Urals, Siberia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Karelia and Komi Republic which found reflection in his paintings. His oils inspired by the beauty of nature are strikingly bright and colourful.

MAXIMOV, Gennadi

Born in 1936. Graduated from the Surikov Art Academy in Moscow in 1967. Member of the Union of Artists. Well-known in Russia as a graphic artist.

MENYAYEV, Sergei

Sergei Menyayev was born in 1953. He is a graduate of the Tver Art College and the Art Institute in Moscow. Specialised in landscapes and still life. Began exhibiting 1979. Member of the Union of Artist of Russia since 1998. Important shows include "All-Union Art Exhibition", Moscow, 2002.His works are in private collections in UK, Russia, USA. Holland, France.

MIKHAILOV, Rufel

Born in 1936. Graduated from the Art School in Ivanovo in 1956. Member of the Union of Artists since 1958. Specialises in thematic painting and still life.

MIKHAYLOV Aleksei

Born in 1934. Graduated from Kharkov National Art Institute in 1964. Member of the Union of Ukrainian Artists since 1970. He began exhibiting in 1964. Specialises in landscape and still life paintings. Held one man shows in Kharkov Art Exhibition hall in 1999 and 2005. His works are held in Kharkov and Chuguevo Art Museums. Many of his paintings have found their way to private collections in Great Britain, Germany and France.

NAKHALOV, Boris

Boris Nakhalov was born in Gorodishi, Ukraine in 1925. He graduated from the Surikov Fine Art Academy in 1956. In 1960 he joined the USSR Union of Artists. He workes in different genres - thematic picture, portrait, still life and graphics.

NOGIN ROMAN

He was born in 1976, Ukraine. He graduated from Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts (former Kharkov Institute of Industrial Arts) in 1999, chair of Mural Painting. He has been fruitfully participating in regional, All-Ukrainian and international art exhibitions. He is a lecturer in drawing at Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts since 1999. Member of the Ukrainian Union of Artists and artistic society "INSIGHT". The most of Nogin's works are kept in private collections in Ukraine, Russia, USA, and Nederland. The most of Nogin's works are kept in private collections in Ukraine, Russia, USA, and Nederland.

NOVI, Iya (1910-1992)

Iya Novi was born in village Dvoriki, Tula region in 1910. She graduated from Art studio in Moscow in 1940. She was studied at Moscow Surikov Institute 1940-1948. Member of the Union of Artists since 1948. She began exhibiting in 1956. Specialises in genre and portrait paintings. Important shows include "All Union Art Exhibition", Moscow 1955, 1962-65. Her works are held in Tula and Serpukhov Art Museums. Many of her paintings have found their way to private collections in the USA, Great Britain, Russia and France.

NOVIKOV Nikolai (1922-2013)

Nikolai Novikov was born in Vtorye Ostritsy, Moscow region in 1922. Studied at Surikov Art Institute 1942-1949. Began exhibiting from 1949. Member of the Union of artists in 1949. Important show include "All Union Art Exhibition" Moscow, 1950-1965. "Soviet Russia", Moscow, 1960-1980. Painted number of works depicting young military cadets late 1940-s. And village everyday lives1950 -1960. Well known works include "In the new House" 1961, which exhibited in the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. His works are held in Moscow, Leningrad, Tula, Gorky and Vladimir Art Museums. People's Artist. Member of the Russian Academy of Arts. Many of her paintings have found their way to private collections in the USA, Great Britain, Russia and France.

ORLOV Vasily (1910-2010)

Vasily Orlov was born in Graivoron. Finished his studies at the Kharkov Fine art High School in 1932. He was professor at the Studio of Taganrog Fine arts. At the beginning of Second war he fled the USSR for Germany to return in the late 1940's he became a Member of the union of Artists and exhibited many works in local and foreign Museums.In 1997, several works by Vasily Orlov (among them - a painting "In the native land") was presented and sold at «Christie's» auction. Its centenary Vasily Orlov noted solo exhibition at the Taganrog Museum of Art. His works are in the Taganrog Art Museum, private collections in Russia, USA, Canada, Italy, Germany, France. Spent nine solo exhibitions.

OTROSHENKO, Sergei (1910 - 1990)

Sergei Otroshenko was born in Omsk, Russia. Studied at the Omsk Art College 1925-1929, then graduated from Odessa Art Institute in 1935. In 1940 Sergei Otroshenko graduated from the Kiev Art Academy. Member of the Union of Artists since 1941. Specialises in genre, landscape and portraiture painting. Many of his paintings have found their way to private collections in the USA, Great Britain,Russia and Germany. Works are included in the Museum of Revolution, Moscow and Art Museum in Lugansk. He is also known for being a monumental and theatre artist.

OVCHINNIKOV, Nikolai (1918-2004)

Born in 1918. In 1951 graduated from the Repin Art Academy. Member of the Union of Artists in 1944. Peoples Artist of the USSR. Professor of Art. He was awarded the State Award of Chuvash Republic. Works are included in the museum of Cheboksary. Many of her paintings have found their way to private collections in the USA, Great Britain, Russia and France.

PATIKOVSKI Sergei

Sergei was born in 1962 in Ukraine. Graduated from Kiev Art School, then Kiev Art Academy in 1989. He worked in the studio of Victor Shatalin, professor of Art in Kiev Art Academy. Important shows include the “All Union Art Exhibition” in Kiev in 1995. Member of the Union of the Artist. Specialised in landscapes. Exhibited widely in Ukraine and Europe. Many of his works are in private collections in the USA, Great Britain, Spain, Germany and Japan.

PEREKHODENKO Natasha

She was born in 1974, Lugansk, Ukraine. 1990 - 1994 - student of Lugansk Art College, specialization – “art design” In 1999, she graduated from Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts, chair of Mural Painting. Since 2001, Natasha is a member of All-Ukrainian Union of Artists, and she is a member of artistic society “Insight”. More than 400 works are kept in private collections in USA, Netherlands, Germany. She works, mainly, in the field of mural painting. Reality is transforming in her creative work, where fusion of colours and textures give birth to artist’s own world of images. The artist tries to express the positive things in this world, and she has success in this way.

PERETA, Vyacheslav

Born in 1977 in Dubno. In 1991 he finished with excellence Fine Art School in his home town. Then studied in the National Fine Art Academy in Kiev.

PETROVSKY, Vitaly

Born in 1975 in Vinnitsa, Ukraine. Graduated from Industrial Art School in 1996. Member of the Ukrainian Association of Young Artists. Works in the genre of realism. Specialises in town and cityscapes. Since 1993 exhibits his paintings in Annual Republican Exhibitions. He is very popular in his native country and gains more and more popularity in the West.

PINCHUK, Michail

In 1991 he finished Fine Art School in his home town. Then studied in the National Fine Art Academy in Kiev. The most of his works are kept in private collections in Ukraine, Russia, USA, and Nederland.

PODOBEDOV, Roman (1920 - 2003)

Roman Podobedov was born in 1920. Graduated from Penza Art School in 1939. Studied in the Studio of Gorushkin-Sorokopudov. Began exhibiting in 1946. Member of the Union of Artists in 1951. Solo exhibition in Riga, Latvia in 1980. Important shows include "Soviet Russia", Moscow 1996. Specialises in genre, landscape and portraiture painting. Many of his paintings have found their way to private collections in the USA, Great Britain,Russia and France. His works are held in Tambov and Jurmala Art Museums.

POLYAKOV, Sergei

He finished Kiev Art School. Then graduated from Kiev National Fine Art Academy. Participant of national and international exhibitions. Specialises in genre, landscape and portraiture painting. Many of his paintings have found their way to private collections in the USA, Great Britain, Japan, Germany and Canada.

POLYAKOV, Valentin

Valentin Polyakov graduated from the Odessa Art School in 1939, then the Surikov Art Academy in Moscow in 1948. Member of the Union of Artists. His works are included in the collections of Tretyakov State Gallery and Russian Museum.

POLYAKOVA, Larisa

Born 1946 in Semipalatinsk (Russia). Studied at Simferopol (Crimea) Art School 1964-68, Leningrad Art Academy 1974-79. Subsequently taught at Simferopol Art School In 1998 she became a Merited member of the Union of Artists (Ukraine). She is a well-known Ukrainian artist whose works are held in many private collections as well as in a number of Ukrainian museums.

POMOZKOV, Andrei

Graduated from the Moscow Art School and then from the Moscow Surikov Art Academy in 1989. Specialises in winter landscapes and still life.

POPOVA, Zoya

Zoya Popova (born 1915) studied at the Saratov Art College until 1938. Member of the Union of Artists. Specialised in still life and portraits.

PROKOPENKO, Alexei (1926-1998)

Born in Vorontsovka, Voronezh region in 1926. In 1960 Prokopenko graduated from the Surikov Art Academy. Began exhibiting in 1949. Important shows include "Soviet Russia", Moscow 1960. He was a Merited Member of the Union of Artists in 1960. His works are held in Volgograd and Volzhski Art Museums. Many of his paintings have found their way to private collections in the Russia, Great Britain, Japan, Germany and France.

RADIMOV, Konstantin (1917-1995)

Radimov was born in a village near Moscow. Studied in the Surikov Higher Art Academy, formerly the Surikov Art Institute, until 1949. Important shows include "All Union Art Exhibition", Moscow 1950. Member of the Union of Artists. Specialises in genre, landscape and portraiture painting. Many of his paintings have found their way to private collections in the USA, Great Britain,Russia and Germany.

RUDIKOV, Nickolai

Nikolai Rudikov was born in 1930 in Astrakhan, Russia. Graduated from the Penza Art School in 1955. Member of the Union of Artists since 1963. Specialised in landscapes, also a graphic artist. Important show include "Soviet Russia", Moscow, 1968, 1995. His paintings are part of private collections in Russia, USA and West Europe. Honoured Artist of Russia.

RUKHIKYAN, Karlen

Born in 1927, he graduated from ‘The Yerevan Art Academy’, specialising in genre paintings, in 1953. He has been a member of the Union of Artists since 1961 and has held personal exhibitions in Yerevan since 1963. Many of his paintings have found their way to private collections in the Russia, USA, Great Britain, Japan and Canada.

SAFARGALIYEV, Kamil (1928-2000)

Safargaliev was born in Astrakhan in 1928. In 1949 graduated from Kazan Art School, then went to study at the Art Academy in Vilnius (Lithuania) where he graduated in 1955. Member of the Union of the artists. Began exhibiting in 1958. Specialised in thematic paintings, portraits and landscapes. His paintings are part of private collections in USA and West Europe.

SAIDOV Aydemir

In 2000 Aydemir graduated with honors from the Junior College and was accepted as an outstanditalent into the St Petersburg (Russia) Academy of Fine Art. In 2005 he won countrywide competition of student drawings and received First Prize and special, accommodation. In 2006 Aydemir graduated with honors from the Academy. During his studies at the Academy, in order to pay for education and Aydemir painted commissioned portraits and sold his still lives and landscapes in the galleries of St Petersburg. He often went to south Russia to make sketches of interesting landscapes for his future paintings. In 2003 he met his future wife Mari'na Ma'rina who came to the same place to make sketches. They met on the plain air while painting the same scenery. In 2007 Aydemir received an offer from Christie's Fine Art Auctions of London to cooperate with them. He is working with the auctions since that time and until present. In 2009 Aydemir took part in the "Portal Nu" exhibition in the Romanov Fine Art Museum of the city of Kostroma. Then in 2010 in a famous "Fall Exhibition" in the St Petersburg Union of Artsts where he started showing his nude and semi-nude figurative paintings. He was chosen for the 2011 exhibition "Artists of Russia to Watch." In 2013 he was exhibiting alongside most important Russian figurative answers in an exhibit "Body from Olympics to Olympics." In the summer time 2012 Aydemir started to work with Art-7 art gallery in London. Paintings by Aydemir are now in museums in Russia as well as in private collections in Great Britain, the USA, Germany, China and several other countries.

SAVINOV Yuri (1929-1997)

Yuri Savinov was born in Ivanovo in 1929. Graduated from the Ivanovo Art School in 1952. Member of the Union of artists in 1968. Solo exhibition in Ivanovo,1989. His works are held in Ivanovo, Ryazan and Kineshmy Art Museums. Many of his paintings have found their way to private collections in the Russia, Great Britain, Japan, Germany and France.

SEGAL Eugene

Creative formation of Eugene Segal as an artist was in a special atmosphere of Kharkiv state Academy of arts. He graduated from it with his own creation manner. His paintings "Still Life with Mirror", "Portrait of a Woman", "Motion down the Heart Line" open to us early positions of his art. In these paintings he performs independence in choosing motive and interpretation of a topic. The colour in these works becomes main point, appears hot-yellow colouring and relief structure. Pastose painting, vibrating contours of the things — these distinctive peculiarities will appear in the later works. In 1997 the first exhibition of the artist in DAIS Gallery took place. Eugene Segal showed paintings from "Stones" series. There was shown individual decision of composition and colouring tasks — in abstract manner, it was full of personalities and experience. In theses series the artist shows the storm of emotions, tension, which comes from the inner power.A special place in the art of the artist is lyrical landscape. It is traditionally accepted by the landscape paintings shows the wide palette of author's experience and feelings. For example, «Kharkiv in Winter» - is novel silent, stone Kharkiv. Eugene catches the condition of the nature, in every motive he finds poetry and harmony of the man in the world. He dreams of the life to be harmonious as a music.

SEVRIKEYEV, Sergei

Born in 1927. Graduated from the Yaroslavl Art School in 1950. Member of the Union of Artists since 1965. Began exhibiting in 1953. Specialised in thematic paintings and portraits.

SHANIN, Marat

Marat Shanin (born 1928) studied at the Penza Art College between 1943 - 1948, then at the Kharkov Art Institute 1948 - 1954. Taught at the Penza Art College. Member of the Union of Artists. Honoured Artist of Moldovia. Widely exhibited in Russia. Paintings in local museums and private collections in Russia and abroad.

SHAPOVALOV, Anatoly

Anatoly Shapavalov was born in 1949. He finished Art School in 1966 and then graduated from the Ukrainian Academy of Art and Architecture in 1970. Having trained in the studio of Viktor Puzyrkov he became a member of the Ukrainian National Union of Artists and has since taken part in numerous republican, national and international art shows. He specialises in genre, landscape and still-life paintings. However, ballet scenes are his main area of interest. Many of his paintings are held in private collections in the USA and Europe.

SHAPOVALOV, Sergey

Sergey Shapovalov was born in 1943. In 1974 he graduated from the Kiev State Institute of Art, where he trained in the studio of Professor Shatalin. A member of the Ukranian National Union of Artists he has participated in regional, republican and international exhibitions. His works have been acquired by private collectors in Italy, Great Britain and the USA.

SHEINIS, Yuli (1935)

Sheinis Yuli was born in 1935. Graduated from Kiev National Art Institute in 1961. Member of the Union of Ukrainian Artists since 1967. He began exhibiting in 1956. Specialises in genre and portrait paintings. Also a graphic artist. Held one man shows in Kiev Art Exhibition hall in 1995 and 2000. His works are held in Kiev and Krasnoarmeysk Art Museums. Many of his paintings have found their way to private collections in the USA, Great Britain, Japan, Germany and France.

SHEPELEV VYACHESLAV (1924 - 1991)

Born in Tataria 1924. Studied at the Kazan Art College then graduated from the Art Academy in Moscow. Member of the Russian Union of Artists since 1958. Taught at the Yaroslavl Art College 1981 - 1983. Important shows include 'Soviet Russia' Moscow 1960-1980. Well-known works include "Winter Day" 1962 The State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, another version of this painting is presented in our private collection. Specialised in thematic (genre) paintings, also brilliant portraitist. Many of his pictures are in private collections and museums in Russia, France, Holland, Belgium, UK and USA.

SHEVCHENKO Dmitry

Dmitry Shevchenko was born in 1978 in Kharkov. Graduated from Kharkov Art College, then graduated from the Kharkov Art Academy in 2003. Teaching at Kharkov Art Academy from 2004. Member of the Union of the Ukrainian Artists since 2008. Specialised in genre, portrait and landscapes. Also well known as a graphic painter. In the summer time 2012 Dmitry started to work with Art-7 Art gallery in London. Many of his paintings are held in private collections in Ukraine, Great Britain, Holland, France and Russia.

SHEVCHUK, Alexandr

Alexander Shevchuk was born in Ukraine. He graduated from Kiev Fine Art Academy. Began exhibiting in 1995. He specialises in genre pictures and portraits, especially nudes where his ability to express skin tones is exceptional. His paintings are held in private collections in East and West Europe

SHEVCHUK, Veronika

Born in 1958 in Simferopol. She studied at the Crimean Art School (1973-1977) and at the Kiev National Academy of the fine arts and architecture in the studios of profs V.I.Gurin and A.M.Lopuhova, (1977-1983),finishing with distinction. Since 1986 she has been a member of the Union of artists of the USSR, a member of the National Union of artists of Ukraine Shevchyuk is a creative Ukrainian painter, professor of painting and drawing in Tavrida Ecological University, She dedicates her works to the native peninsula, its nature, flowers, bright personalities and works in different media: watercolor, oil, acrylics, tempera, ink, pencil. Her paintings are in private collections of Ukraine, Russia, USA, England, France, Germany, Turkey, Poland.

SHEVTSOV, Nickolai (1925 - 2001)

Finished Astrakhan Art School. Member of the Union of Artists since 1960s. Began exhibiting in 1965. Specialised in portraits and still life.

SHIROKOVA, Inna

Born in 1937 in Kirov (recently renamed Vyatka) into the family of artists. In 1961 graduated from the Art School in Gorky. The same she was employed by the Kirov Art Workshop where she has worked till now. Member of the Union of Artists of Russia since 1968.

SHISHKIN Valeri

Born in 1961 in the Lower Kama. He graduated from the Ural College of Applied Arts and Russian State Pedagogical University. Member of the Union of Artists of Russia since 1997. Worked for many years at the Art Fund of the Union of Artists of the USSR, has actively participated in various exhibitions in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan and other Russian cities as well as abroad. The artworks are in private collections in Russia, USA, Germany, UK, Japan and other countries.

SHPONKO, Grigoryi

Grigori Andreevich Shponko was born in 1926 in Balki, Zaporozhye region, Ukraine. During World War II Shponko lost two older brothers at the front. He worked on the reconstruction of Kiev that had been destroyed in the war. Shponko studied in the master class of famous professor Trokhimenko in the painting department of the Kiev Art Institute until his graduation in 1954. He became a member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine that same year under academician Tatyana Yablonskaya’s recommendations. He participated in the restoration of the legendary Sevastopol panorama by Rubo, and he was working as a painter-decorator in the Kiev Opera and Ballet Theatre. He participated in many Ukrainian and All-Union Art Exhibitions in Ukraine and Moscow. His works are included in the collections of several museums. Shponko died in December 2006.

SHVAB, Vladimir

Born in 1970 near Ovruch, Ukraine. In 1971 his family moved to live to Crimea. Where Vladimir finished from Simferopol Art School named after N.S.Samakish. After that he graduated from Kiev National Fine Art Academy in 2008. Participant of national and international exhibitions.He specialises in genre, portrait, landscape and still life paintings. Many of his paintings are held in private collections in the USA and Europe.

SHVEDOV, Ivan (1917-1996)

Ivan Shvedov was born in Krasnodar, Russia in 1917. Graduated from Rostov-Don Art School in 1937. Member of the Union of Artists since 1949. He specialises in genre, portrait, landscape and still life paintings. His works are held in Rostov Don Art Museum and are part of numerous private collections in the West.

SINYOV, Yevgeni

Evgeni Sinyov was born in Moscow in 1952. Studied at The Surikov Higher Art School there from 1969-1974. Member of the union of the artists. Began exhibiting from 1978. He is a master of landscape and still life. His paintings are very bright and have about them a delicate of light. He is a very lyrical painter, his works always having the touch of almost pantheistic naturalism. Many of his paintings have found their way to private collections in the Russia, Great Britain, China, Germany and USA.

SKURIDIN, Valeri (1917-1983)

Valeri Skuridin graduated from the Art School in Moscow in 1938, then graduated from the Repin Art Academy in Leningrad in 1949. He became a member of the Union of Artists in 1950. Professor of Art. He specialises in genre, portrait and landscape paintings. His paintings are part of Art Museum in Moscow. Many of his paintings are held in private collections in Russia and Europe.

SMIRNOV, Yuri (1925-1998)

Graduated from the Kharkov Art School, then graduated from Kharkov Art Academy in 1951. Studied at Kolosovski, Studio of Zaporozhye. Member of the Union of Artists. Works are included in Poltava, Kharkov Art Museums and Zaporozhye State Gallery.

SOBAKIN, Ivan (1928-1996)

Ivan Sobakin graduated from the Art School in Moscow in 1950. Member of the Union of Artists since 1967.

SOKOLOV-SKALYA, Pavel (1899-1961)

Born in Strelno, St. Petersburg pr., 1899. Studied with V.V.Konovalov, Saratov, 1909-14; at Maskov's studio-school, Moscow, 1914(15?)-1918; Began exhibiting 1921. Taught from 1922. Well-known works include 'The Taman March' (1928; Tretyakov Gallery); 'The Road from Gorki' (1929; Historical Museum, Moscow); He became a Soviet academician in 1949. Awarded Stalin Prizes 1942, 1949. Also a graphic artist. He died in Moscow 1961.

SPORYKHIN Boris (1928)

Boris Sporykhin was born in Rostov don in 1928. Studied at Art Studio in Rostov Don 1939-1941. Graduated from Rostov Don Art College in 1950. Then graduated from Surikov Art Institute in Moscow in 1956. Member of the Union of the artists since 1956. Important shows include ‘Soviet Russia’, Moscow in1960. Solo exhibitions in Rostov Don 1968,1978,1989. Specialised in thematic paintings, portrait, landscapes and still life. He became an Honoured Artist in 1997. His paintings were acquired by the Rostov Don Centre Museum, Art Museum in Tobolsk and Starocherkassk. Many of her works are in private collections in the Russia, Great Britain, Germany and USA.

STRAKHOV, Andrei (1925-1994)

Studied at Kazan Art College until 1942 and then at Moscow Institute of Applied and Decorative Art after World War II.

STUPINA, Nadezhda

Born 1967, graduated from the Moscow Textile Academy, the Faculty of Fine Art and Interior Design 1993. Co-operated with US art studios in creating collections of fabric patterns and worked for a number of years as an interior designer. Since 2005 she has devoted herself fully to painting and is already establishing a formidable reputation. Her style is instantly recognisable with its powerful imagery, vibrant colours and thick impasto technique. Participant in the Russian Artists' Exhibition at Garner Gallery London, member of Russian Union of Artists. Her works are in private collections in USA, UK, Russia, France and Israel

SULOEV Nikolai (1923)

Born in 1923. He finished Repin Art Institute. Nikolai became a Member of the Union of Artists and an Honoured Artist of Russia. Specialises in genre scenes, portraits and still life. His paintings were acquired by the Yaroslavl Centre Museum, Art Museum in Kostroma and Historical museum in Rybinsk . Many of her works are in private collections in the Russia, Great Britain, Germany and USA.

TARASOVA Yevgeniya

Yevgeniya was born in Samara , Russia in 1975. She graduated from Pedagogical University in Samara, painting department, in 1999. Began exhibiting from 1993. Since 2008 Yevgeniya working with Art-7 art gallery in London. More recently her paintings have been sold through important art auctions, including famous Christie’s South Kensington in London. Her oils inspired by the beauty of nature are strikingly bright and colourful. Yevgeniya works are in private collections in UK, Russia, USA. Holland and France.

TEMPLIN, Viktor (1920-1994)

Viktor Templin was a member of the Vladimir School of Artists. The influences of colour and subject matter again are strong and evident in many of his paintings. Although Templins work is rather more Abstract his beautiful selections of colour and vibrancy is clearly visible to the viewer. Templins simple application of paint creates such a strong final picture that it gives you the feeling that nature and his love of landscapes are of much importance to him. The vibrant colours in his paintings reflect the artist’s warm and prosperous optimism bursting out on to his canvas surfaces. Templin was born in Tula, Russia. Graduated from the Gorki Art School in 1937. He was imprisoned during the Stalin era and was sent to the Magadan Labour Camp for his “modern” tendencies in his art. He spent four years in exile. His work is represented in permanent collections in the National Galleries of Vladimir, Suzdal, Kovrovo and Alexandrov towns. His paintings are also in private collections in Spain, France, Great Britain, Japan, China and USA.

TITOV, Konstantin (1913-1997)

Born in 1913. He graduated from the Astrakhan Art College in 1937, then the Repin Art Academy in St. Petersburg in 1947. Member of the Union of Artists since 1946. Merrited Member of the Union of Artists since 1993. He held professorship in the Kiev Art Academy. He is an important Russian Realist whose works are in many museums of Russia and private collections in the USA, Japan, Great Britain, Canada, France, Germany and Holland.

TSVETKOV, Viktor

Viktor Tsvetkov was born in Leningrad, in 1920. He finished Leningrad Art School in 1937 and then graduated from the Repin Art Academy in 1952. A Passionate realist, he has spent long hours drawing from life scenes and travelling about his vast native land with his palette and brush. In 1953, he became Member of the Union of Artists, establishing himself as a portraitist and artist of figurative painting. Art, as well as poetry have become his life-long inspiration. His versatile talent was recognised in Russia early before the "perestroika" opened doors to the western world of connoisseurs of art. His works are exhibited in galleries and museums in different cities in his motherland, including the internationally known Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow). Many of his paintings have found their way to private collections in the USA, Great Britain, Japan, Germany and Canada.

VARLAMOV, Alexei

Born in 1920. Studied at the Gorki Art College 1935-40. Began exhibiting in 1940. Important shows include the All-Union Art Exhibition in Moscow 1949. Specialised in paintings of children, elderly people and animals. He has taught at the Gorki Art College 1945-47. Member of the Union of Artists.

VARTANYAN, Gervasia (1927)

Vartanyan Gervasia is outstanding Armenian artist. He was born in 1927 in Karaklis (Now Vanadzor) Armenia. Graduated from Art School in Yerevan with a gold medal in 1950, then Art Academy in Yerevan in 1956. Member of the Union of Artists since 1957. He became an Honoured Artist in 2000. Specialises in genre scenes, portraits and landscape. Exhibited widely in Armenia, Russian and UK. His paintings are part of private collections in Armenia, Russia, Great Britain and USA.

VASETSKI Grigori (1928)

Grigori was born in 1924 in Poltava Region, Ukraine. In 1955 he graduated from Kiev Art Institute. After that in 1960 he became a member of the National Union of Ukrainian Artists. Honoured Artist of the Ukraine in 1979. Member of Ukrainian Academy of art since 2006.His paintings are part of National Art Museum in Kiev and private art collections. His paintings have been widely exhibited in Russia and in the West and make part of private collections in Germany,UK, France and USA. In London his art has been promoted by the leading galleries those of Roy Miles and Paul Hawkins.

VASILYEV, Georgi (1923-1997)

Georgi Vasilyev studied at the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow 1947 - 1951. Began exhibiting in 1955. Member of the Union of Artists.

VELIKAYA Natalia

Natasha was born in 1997 in Kostroma city not far from Moscow. From her childhood she decided to be a painter. From the age of seven she started to paint seriously. In 2006 she entered into the Art School and after a year she was invited to another more qualified institution - Kupriyanov school. She graduated from the school successfully in 2010. Right after her graduation she moved to Saint Petersburg with her family and entered the Art Lyceum, which is specifically concerned with Repin Academe of fine arts ( educational art institution from which graduate students became famous painters such as, I.Glazunov, M. Shemyakin N.Blokhin ) Now Natalia is on the way to her graduation. The most important instructor for Natalia will always be her father Aidemir Saidov, who led and directed her on her art journey from childhood Natalia already has a lot of prizes from various exhibitions where she participated during her life. - The winner of the 14th international child painting competition named "The history of my country". - Third prize laureate from the 15th international junior art competition in 2011. - Third prize laureate from the 16th international junior art competition in 2012. - First prize laureate from the Nitrilase art competition dedicated to 30th anniversary of Lomonosov's birthday - First prize laureate of Nitrilase sketch competition. - First prize laureate of Nitrilase sketch competition in category "portrait" in 2012. - First prize laureate of Nitrilase sketch competition in category "portrait" in 2013. Since the winter 2014 Natalia started to work with Art-7 gallery in London.

VINTENKO, Boris (1927-2002)

Vintenko Boris was born in 1927 in Kirovograd Region, Ukraine. In 1942 he graduated from Odessa Art College. In 1973 he became a member of the National Union of Ukrainian Artists. Honoured Artist of the Ukraine in 1993. His paintings are part of National Art Museum in Kirovograd. He specialises in genre, portrait and landscape paintings. Many of his paintings are held in private collections in the USA and Europe.

VORONIN, Valeri

Valeri graduated from Penza Art College. His speciality is in landscape painting and his works are full of light and bright colours. His pictures are in private collections in UK, Russia, USA. Holland and France.

VORONKOV, Alexandre

Alexandre was born in Barnaul in 1961 and graduated from Ryazan Art School. He then worked as a scenery artist in a theatre. In 1984 he entered the Surikov Higher Art School of Moscow. He then worked in the studio-school of Tair Salakhov, Moscow. At this stage in his career his creative talent is developing in two directions, that of 'ideal-realism' in historical painting, stirred by his interest in and devotion to his motherland's history and that of legendary-mythological subjects, 'The Nile Legend', 'Leda & Swan' & 'The Siren'. "We are extremely proud to say to our readers that a distinctive creator, an artists by the Word of God came to us. It became clear at the diploma presentation of Alexandre Voronkov which took place at the Surikov Art School." E.Troynichnaya, Art Critic

YANEV, Anatoly

Born in 1945 in the village of Mitrofanovo in Kirovograd region. Finished Kirovograd High School and graduated from Kiev National Art Academy in 1974. Member of the Ukranian Union of Artists. Specialises in genre, landscape and portraiture painting. Held one man shows in 1983, 1995 and 2000. His works are held in Kirovograd Art Museum and are part of numerous private collections in the West.

YERSHOV, Viktor

Viktor Yershov (born 1935) graduated from the Art School in Rostov-Don in 1964. Member of the Union of Artists in 1967.Began exhibiting in 1964. He specialises in genre, portrait, landscape and still life paintings. His works are held in Rostov Don and krasnodar Art Museums and are part of numerous private collections in the West.

ZAMAI, Alla

Alla Zamai (born 1932) studied in the Rostov-on-Don Art College between 1950 - 1953. Graduated from the Minsk Theatre Art Institute in 1959. Specialises in everyday-life Genre portraits. Also works as Book Designer and Illustrator. Member of the Union of Artists.

ZARUBA-BERLYAVSKAYA Natalia (1915-2008)

Born in 1915. Finished Lugansk Art School in 1935, then graduated from the Kiev Art Academy in 1946. Member of the Union of Artists since 1946. Specialises in still life. She began exhibiting in 1946. Specialises in genre, still life and portrait paintings. Held one painter shows in Kiev Art Exhibition hall in 1996 and 2000. Her works are held in Kiev and Poltava Art Museums. Many of her paintings have found their way to private collections in the USA, Great Britain, Russia, Germany and Ukraine.

ZAVARIN, Nickolai

Born in 1918. Graduated from the Repin Art Academy in Leningrad in 1956. Began exhibiting in 1956. Specialised in thematic paintings. Also known as a graphic artist. Member of the Union of Artists.

ZAVATSKI, Viktor

Born in 1932. Finished Penza Art School in 1952. Began exhibiting in 1955. Member of the Union of Artists. Specialised in landscapes. His works are held in Samara Art Museum and are part of numerous private collections in the West.

ZHARKOV-VOLZHSKI, Vasili (1915 - 1990)

Born in Astrakhan 1915. Studied at Astrakhan Art School 1931-1934, on art courses of Central House of Peoples Creativity 1934-40. He began exhibiting in 1936. Also a graphic artist. Specialised in thematic paintings and portraits.

ZHAROV, Mikhail

Born in 1974 in Sebastopol in the family of a sailor. He finished Sebastopol Art School. Then graduated from Crimea Art School named after N.S.Samakish and later studied in Kiev National Fine Art Academy in the studio of V.I.Gurin. Participant of national and international exhibitions.

ZUSMAN, Leonid (1906 - 1983)

He studied at the studio of Petrov-Vodkin. He wal also a student of David Shterenberg and was an active member of the OST art group (1925-31). He was a Member of the Union of Artists since 1940 and his paintings are exhibited in many Russian and European museums.

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