Shemyakin Mykhaylo Mykhaylovych, born in 1943

Artist of emigration, Russian painter, graphic artist, sculptor. Born in Moscow. He studied at the Art School of the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1957 - 1961). One of the founders of the group called "St. Petersburg" (1967). In 1971 immigrated to France. He created a series of works called "The Carnivals of St. Petersburg"...

Artist of emigration, Russian painter, graphic artist, sculptor. Born in Moscow. He studied at the Art School of the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1957 - 1961). One of the founders of the group called "St. Petersburg" (1967). In 1971 immigrated to France. He created a series of works called "The Carnivals of St. Petersburg" (1974) that brought the world fame to the artist. In 1977 in Paris he published the Art Almanac "Apollo 77", which became a collective manifesto of the Russian "underground". In 1981 moved to New York. He opened the Institute of Philosophy and Psychology of Creativity (in Hudson, the USA). One of the main themes of creativity is lubok, fair-carnival stylization of Peter's time Petersburg. He illustrated the works of M. Gogol, E. T. Hoffmann, F. Dostoevskyy, V. Vysotskyy, etc. Participant of over 500 exhibitions worldwide. Monuments and sculptures are installed in New York, Paris, Venice, Madrid, Moscow, St. Petersburg. In 2001 he acted as an art director of P. Tchaikovskyy's ballet "The Nutcracker" (Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg). Winner of numerous awards and honorary titles. His works are presented in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum in New York and in other Art Museums of the USA, France and Russia.

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