Passionate about the Russian North: Vladimir Stozharov
One Russian artist I feel particularly strongly about is Vladimir Stozharov (1926 – 1973). Born in Moscow, and a graduate of the Surikov art college, he travelled extensively around northern Russia, and developed a passion for the indigenous culture of historic towns like Kostroma, Rostov, Pskov, Velikiy Novgorod. The nature, history and heritage of these age-old towns are in the center of his artistic focus. His canvases are very atmospheric, and his palette is strikingly rich. The artist died early and a lot of his works are now in private collections and museums in Russia. Some are still available through private galleries, like www.artpanorama.su
Visit the artist's official website: www.stozharov.com for more information and photos of his works
A trip to the USSR: Angela Djerikh (Анжела Джерих)
Angela Djerikh, an artist from Donetsk, creates nostalgic images of the Soviet everyday life, which are incredibly evocative for the people with at least some memory of the Soviet past.
Check out more works at the artist's official website: www.anqil.arts.in.ua/gallery
An Artist from Samara: Nikolai Lukashuk
Another artist whose work I want to share with you is Nikolai Lukashuk from Samara, a picturesque town on the Volga river Though simple, his art, besides being professional, good quality work, speaks passion and love for his hometown, Samara. The streets and corners of Samara (and other provincial Russian towns and villages) is in the spotlight of his art. I personally like his colors: clear, light and shiny, full of life.
Some of the artist's work can be foundat http://www.artonline.ru/artist_gallery/Artmen
Vladimir region art: Sergei Kremnev
If you're looking for a nice painting to take back with you or you just like Russian countryside landscapes then this will be a good choice. I am a fan of this artist, who lives in Vladimir, and he is in love with his hometown and its heritage. You can visit his studio and he'll be happy to share his work with you. He also collects works of the Vladimir school painters and has a large private collection.
You can contact him at kremnev33.ru. If you're interested in acquiring his works I'll be happy to give you a hand!