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"Days of Slavic art in Berlin" was held from January 18 to February 18, 2012
My landscapes were marked as exhibits of high artistic level.
1958 I was born in Budapest, Hungary, in army officer's family. Half a year later we returned to the Soviet Union and I spent most of my childhood in a small military town nearby Moscow.
1976 Right after school I was conscripted to military service, construction troops, and spent two years building the Kursk nuclear power station.
1978 I entered preparative course at Lenin Pedagogical College. That's when I met Dibir Izrailov, who both taught me drawing, painting and composition, and helped me to form the attitude to the fine art.
1979 - 1984 I studied at Moscow Pedagogical College, (MGZPI), Department of Fine & Graphic Art. My Thesis was Human Head Drawing Methodology, and I had an opportunity to explore teaching system by V. N. Pavlov, who was my reviewer. Afterwords, it helped me a lot in my own work.
1984 - 1986 started to teach drawing & painting first, at Construction & Economic College,
Architecture Department, and later at Moscow Pedagogical Institute, Fine & Graphic Art Department.
1985 I started to participate in art exhibitions. Together with friends we formed a creative association with a mysterious title Khudozhnik-Turist ("painter-tourist") and exhibited our paintings & drawings in Hotel Izmaylovo art hall.
1985 I got а job at the Drivers Cultural Center as Head of Drawing Department. I was supposed to cultivate love for art in the hearts of Road Technical School students. However, they proved to be immune to it, and in 1986 I found a child's club in Baumanskiy district where a drawing teacher was required.
April, 1986 I moved to the new location. That's how the story of what later was named BAUMANSKAJA SCHOOL OF PAINTING began. It includes such artists as Sergei Dorodny,
Nadezhda Kalyagin, Boris Norshtein, Sergei Ovsyannikov, Konstantin
Sutyagin, Svetlana Sutyagin, Alexander Shevchenko.
1988 That's the year of my creative birth. What I call 'my' painting style now, first appeared on April, 30.
1989 - 1990 worked as a teacher of clastic anatomy at School-Studio of Moscow Art Theatre, Stage Costume Department.
1991 I became member of the International Association of Artists and Critics.
1994 I got an award of the All-Russia Exhibition Center for teaching children (Golden Medal).
1998 I became member of the International Art Foundation.
2006 My biography was published in the encyclopedia Who is Who in Russia.
2013 - 2014 worked as a drawing teacher at British Higher School of Art and Design (Moscow).
In 2015 moved to Barcelona, Spain.
Twenty years of teaching kids & grown-ups drawing and painting resulted in writing an Internet teaching book 'Art School' (http://www.artschool.forum.ru), 'Developing Drawing for Children' (http://kids.drawart.ru), and in creating the site 'The Image: Imitation & Interpretation' (http://kids.drawart.ru).
My artwork is in private collections in Russia, USA, Greece, Germany and France. I regularly take part in various exhibitions.
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To see exhibition list & catalogs please follow the link 'exhibitions'...