Minash Zhenya (Hadji-Minash Evgeniya Semenivna), 1898 - 1972

A French painter of Russian origin, graphic artist. Born in St. Petersburg. The daughter of the outstanding architect S. Minash. After the revolution, together with her family she emigrated to Paris, where in 1930s she studied at the National School of Decorative Arts. She got the first prize at the Exhibition of the Young Russian Artists (Pari...

A French painter of Russian origin, graphic artist. Born in St. Petersburg. The daughter of the outstanding architect S. Minash. After the revolution, together with her family she emigrated to Paris, where in 1930s she studied at the National School of Decorative Arts. She got the first prize at the Exhibition of the Young Russian Artists (Paris, 1931). Her works at the next exhibition (1934) were purchased by the Museum of Jeu De Paume and the Archives of the dance (both in Paris). From 1936 till 1946 she was actively participating in the artistic life of Paris. In 1949 her personal exhibition in the gallery J. Allard took place. In 1968 she won the Grand Prize of the Fine Arts in the Independent Salon in Paris and the Order of Officer Palmes Academiques for the great contribution into the enrichment of the cultural heritage of France. She illustrated the books (by Denis Diderot, Omar Khayy_m, etc.). In 1957 she decorated the bibliophilic edition of "The Kama Sutra". Her works are presented in the museums and private collections in France.

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