Artists

Alexander Andreyev
Alexander Andreyev

Alexander Andreyev

Graphic artist and book illustrator. Professor at the Department of Drawing at the Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Head of his own teaching studio specializing in graphic art. Member of the Artists’ Union of Russia.

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Alexander Fedorov
Alexander Fedorov

Alexander Fedorov

Works in the techniques of lithography and etching.  Awarded a personal grant of President of the Chuvash Republic Nikolai Fedorov and grants from the Russian Ministry of Culture. Member of the Saint Petersburg Artists’ Union. Made an Honoured Artist of the Chuvash Republic.

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Alexander Florensky
Alexander Florensky

Alexander Florensky

One of the organizers of the Mitki, a famous group of Leningrad-Petersburg artists. Originator of many publishing projects, creator of the animated films, participant in and prize-winner of many national and international film festivals, collector of works by contemporary Russian and Georgian artists. Member of the Saint Petersburg Artists’ Union.

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Alexander Voitsekhovsky
Alexander Voitsekhovsky

Alexander Voitsekhovsky

Studied medicine in keeping with family tradition and worked as a doctor for ten years. Began drawing as a student simply to amuse friends and acquaintances. He makes his pictures in a mixed technique – oil pastels, pencil, pen and others. 

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Alexei Kamensky (1927-2014)
Alexei Kamensky (1927-2014)

Alexei Kamensky (1927-2014)

Nonconformist painter and graphic artist. Worked in watercolour and pastel technique. Illustrated fairy tales for children, mainly in the technique of tempera painting. From the late 1980s, he worked on a large cycle of illustrations for the works of Russian and French poets.

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Andrei Pakhomov (1947-2015)
Andrei Pakhomov (1947-2015)

Andrei Pakhomov (1947-2015)

Graphic artist, professor. Had his own teaching studio specializing in book illustration. Participated in more than 150 exhibitions in Russia and abroad. Made an Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation and Actual Member of the Russian Academy of Arts.

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Bahman Panahi
Bahman Panahi

Bahman Panahi

Calligrapher, musician and teacher, Ph. D. in fine arts. Studied under the great calligraphers Gholam-Hossein Amirkhani, Abdollah Foradi and Yadollah Kaboli, obtaining his master’s certificate from the Institute of Calligraphers of Iran.

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Boris Zabirokhin
Boris Zabirokhin

Boris Zabirokhin

Painter (in oil and tempera) and printmaker. Has illustrated more than 30 books and created more than 100 ex-libris. Has taken part in numerous Russian and international exhibitions and competitions. Member of the Artists’ Union of Russia. 

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Denis Lotarev
Denis Lotarev

Denis Lotarev

Graphic artist, calligrapher, painter and sculptor. Participant in the 1st International Calligraphy Exhibition in Moscow in 2008 (and regularly thereafter), as well as many group and personal exhibitions in Russia and abroad. Member of the Artists’ Union of Russia.

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G. A. V. TRAUGOT
G. A. V. TRAUGOT

G. A. V. TRAUGOT

Alexander Traugot and his late brother Valery are/were painters and masters of book illustration. They always considered their father, Georgy Traugot (1903–1961), to be their main teacher and signed their first works, created in collaboration with him, using all three of their initials in order of age – G.A.V. The sons continued this practice after his death.

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Igor Baranov
Igor Baranov

Igor Baranov

Painter and graphic artist. Awarded grants from the Russian Ministry of Culture and Russian Artists’ Union. Prize-winner in exhibitions and competitions in the graphic art category. Member of the Artists’ Union of Russia from 2011. Participant in over 50 exhibitions in Russia and abroad, including 18 personal ones.

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IIya Bogdesco (1923-2010)
IIya Bogdesco (1923-2010)

IIya Bogdesco (1923-2010)

Graphic artist and painter. Created a number of series of works of graphic art, paintings, and monumental paintings. Many of his series of graphic works became classics of book illustration. Illustrated more than 100 books. Academician of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1988).

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Luo Lei
Luo Lei

Luo Lei

An acknowledged master of calligraphy, he has made an immense contribution to the development and propagation of this art form. Began practising calligraphy at the age of 13. Trained under one of the most renowned contemporary calligraphers, Yang Hong. He teaches at the Chieng Neng Li Russian-Chinese Centre in Saint Petersburg.

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Mamia Malazonia
Mamia Malazonia

Mamia Malazonia

People’s Artist of Georgia and professor of Tbilisi Academy of Arts. Theatre artist. Worked at the Gruziya-Film movie studio. Artistic designer of more than 150 stage productions and 20 feature and animated films.

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Marina Azizian
Marina Azizian

Marina Azizian

The creator of graphic art and paintings, applied art, works in the technique of textile collage and patchwork. Has worked with the Lenfilm film studio for 30 years and been artistic director on more than 25 films. At the Bolshoi Theatre Azizian was artistic director for productions of Puccini’s opera La Bohème and Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake.

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Mikhail Gavrichkov
Mikhail Gavrichkov

Mikhail Gavrichkov

Painter, graphic artist, creator of ex-libris and inventive sculptural assemblages. Awarded grants by the Foundation of the Trustees of the Mariinsky Theatre and by the Foundation of the President of Russia. Has taken part in more than 120 exhibitions in Russia and abroad, of which 18 have been solo exhibitions. Member of the Artists’ Union of Russia.

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Mikhail Kopylkov
Mikhail Kopylkov

Mikhail Kopylkov

Specialist in artistic ceramics (sculpture and three-dimensional compositions), graphic art, as well as monumental art (mosaic, metal, ceramics) and graphic design.Since 1996 books have played an important part in his creative output, with ceramic elements being used as an organic component of a book’s artistic look. Member of the Artists’ Union of Russia.

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Natalia Lotareva
Natalia Lotareva

Natalia Lotareva

Graphic artist and calligrapher. Works in watercolour and traditional print-making techniques — etching, lithography, as well as producing handwritten books. Studied at the Saint Petersburg School of Calligraphy. Participant in exhibitions in Russia and abroad. Member of the Artists’ Union of Russia.

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Niyaz Khaziakhmetov
Niyaz Khaziakhmetov

Niyaz Khaziakhmetov

Graphic artist. Member of the Union of Artists of Russia. Chief Artist at the Kazan Kremlin Museum since 2000. Winner of the Baqi Urmançe Prize awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan in 2001. Lives and works in Kazan.

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Oleg Yakhnin
Oleg Yakhnin

Oleg Yakhnin

An acknowledged master of painting, stand-alone and book graphic art, professor. More than 70 books have been published with the artist’s illustrations. Participant in over 600 exhibitions in Russia and abroad, including 75 personal ones. Member of the Artists’ Union of Russia. Made an Honoured Artist of Russia in 2003. 

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Pavel Tatarnikov (1953-2010)
Pavel Tatarnikov (1953-2010)

Pavel Tatarnikov (1953-2010)

Professor in the Graphic Art Department at the Repin Institute (1982–2010). Member of the Artists’ Union of St Petersburg. Participated in numerous exhibitions in Russia, Scotland, Italy, Germany and South Korea.

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Pavel Yekushev
Pavel Yekushev

Pavel Yekushev

Master of various metalworking techniques (forging, chasing, engraving, galvanization, inlay
work) and stone-carving. Works successfully as a medallist. Participated in the restoration of the Royal Gates in Saint Petersburg’s Church of the Resurrection (“Saviour on the Spilt Blood”). Participant in many exhibitions in Russia and abroad. 

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Rashid Dominov
Rashid Dominov

Rashid Dominov

Artistic director of more than 30 productions in different Russian theatres. Has illustrated a number of books. Participant in numerous exhibitions in Russia and abroad, including 15 personal ones. Member of the Artists’ Union of Russia and the Saint Petersburg Academy of Contemporary Art.

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Sergei Charkin
Sergei Charkin

Sergei Charkin

Graphic artist and book illustrator. Member of the Artists’ Union of Russia. A regular participant in exhibitions. His works can be found in private collections in Russia, Austria, the UK, Germany, Spain and the USA.

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Sergei Kondrashkin
Sergei Kondrashkin

Sergei Kondrashkin

Sculptor and graphic artist. His graphic works are marked by particularly fine drawing and precise detail work. Taught sculpture and drawing at the Art Institute of the city of Chengdu, capital of China's Sichuan province. Participant in many exhibitions in Russia and abroad, including over 20 personal ones. Member of the Saint Petersburg Artists’ Union.

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Sergei Shvemberger (1959-2018)
Sergei Shvemberger (1959-2018)

Sergei Shvemberger (1959-2018)

Graphic artist working in a variety of media, painter, sculptor. Interests included book illustration, installations, 3D computer reconstructions of historical and cultural monuments. Participated in more than 100 exhibitions of printed graphic art and book illustration in Russia and abroad.

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Tonino Guerra
Tonino Guerra

Tonino Guerra

A great Italian poet, artist, sculptor, writer, and scriptwriter. He wrote scripts for more than 100 films, many of which became world classics. Winner of many international prizes and awards, including the Palme d’Or, the highest award from the Cannes Film Festival, seven times!

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Valery Mishin
Valery Mishin

Valery Mishin

Painter, graphic artist and illustrator. Member of the Artists’ Union of Russia. Invented the ReRe (‘residual realism’) technique of flat printing; his experiments have revived interest in rare printing techniques. Has taken part in numerous exhibitions in Russia and abroad. 

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Viktor Pavlov (1934-2002)
Viktor Pavlov (1934-2002)

Viktor Pavlov (1934-2002)

Chief Artist of the State Hermitage from 1992. Involved in organizing and designing more than 500 exhibitions at the country’s largest museum, as well as other museums and exhibition spaces in Russia and abroad. Well-known too as a talented painter and graphic artist. 

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Vladimir Tsivin
Vladimir Tsivin

Vladimir Tsivin

Sculptor. Member of the Artists’ Union of the USSR. Winner of the International Competition in Ceramics in Faenza (Italy). Elected a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (Geneva). Participated in numerous exhibitions in Russian and abroad.

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Yan Lelchuk
Yan Lelchuk

Yan Lelchuk

An artist-restorer, painter and graphic artist, Lelchuk works in various genres of the fine arts. He has exhibited since 1995, participating in regional and republic-level events, as well as some abroad. Lelchuk is a keen student of the military history of Russia and Spain in the 20th century and a member of the Saint Petersburg-based Svyazist military-historical club. 

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Yevgeny Bolshakov
Yevgeny Bolshakov

Yevgeny Bolshakov

Honoured Artist of Russia. Worked with many Soviet publishing houses. Has taken part in, and won prizes at, numerous book fairs both at home and abroad. Is a member the St Petersburg Creative Union of Artists, and the Artists’ Union of Russia.

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Yury Borovitsky
Yury Borovitsky

Yury Borovitsky

One of the most successful European practitioners of small-format graphic art, an outstanding master of the mezzotint technique. Worked extensively in poster design in the 1980s–90s, while simultaneously mastering etching techniques. Member of the Artists’ Union of Russia.

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Yury Kuper
Yury Kuper

Yury Kuper

Painter, graphic artist, sculptor, theatrical artist, writer, stage designer, designer of jewellery collections and interiors. One of the most successful living Russian artists, having won extensive recognition abroad and held more than 50 solo exhibitions.

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Yury Lyukshin
Yury Lyukshin

Yury Lyukshin

Graphic artist, painter, book illustrator, teacher. Has taken part in more than 300 exhibitions in Russia and abroad, including 65 solo exhibitions. Member of the Artist’s Union and of the International Association of Art Critics. Honoured Artist of Russia. 

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Yury Nozdrin
Yury Nozdrin

Yury Nozdrin

Graphic artist, painter, calligrapher, ex-libris designer and book illustrator. Creator of unique books and playing cards. As a graphic artist, his main medium is hand-coloured etchings. He has designed and illustrated more than 250 books. Member of the Artists’ Union of Russia.

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