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From Russ to Russia – dolls collection

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Boyar, Boris Godunov, Boyarinya and Maria Skuratova-Belskaya


Anastasia Chizhova’s gallery presented a unique porcelain dolls exhibition – “From Russ to Russia”.
Every doll is very colorful and lively.
Olina Wentzel was dolls’ “mother”. Her works are shown in museums and exhibitions, dolls also were bought for private collections in Moscow, Amsterdam, New York, Venice, Paris, Copenhagen. The Royal Houses of Europe, the Churchill family, Mireille Mathieu, Paul McCartney and many other celebrities have Olina’s porcelain ladies and gentlemen in their collections.
The exhibition “From Russ to Russia” was dedicated to Russian rulers and historical figures.

I’d like to tell you some words about Olina.
Olina Wentzel was born on December 2, 1938 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
She was a Russian theater painter, was awarded the honorary title – “master of the museum’s dolls”.
In 1961 she graduated from the Leningrad Textile Institute (now – the State University of Technology and Design (St. Petersburg GUTiD)).
From 1962 to 1995 Olina was an artistic director of the historic costume (movies: “And one more night of Scheherazade”, “The Siege”, “In the airport”, etc.).
In 1986, the artist began to work on the creation of porcelain dolls in historical costumes.
Today Wentzel’s works are widely known not only in Russia but also in Europe and America. One of the largest collections of her dolls is in “Anastasia Chizhova’s gallery”, Moscow.
Most of her works are based on the world of literature: the plays of Shakespeare, the poetry of Pushkin, the tales of Hans Christian Anderson and others.
Olina Dmitrievna died on November 17, 2007.
Vladimir Monomakh and Princess Olga

Vladimir Monomakh and Princess Olga


Vladimir Monomakh

Vladimir Monomakh


Princess Olga

Princess Olga


 Alexander Nevsky and Alexandra Bryachislavovna

Alexander Nevsky and Alexandra Bryachislavovna


Ivan III and Sophia Paleolog

Ivan III and Sophia Paleolog


 Anastasia Romanova Zakharyina

Anastasia Romanova Zakharyina


 Ivan IV the Terrible and Malyuta Skuratov

Ivan IV the Terrible and Malyuta Skuratov


 Patriarch Filaret

Patriarch Filaret (Fyodor Nikitich Romanov)


 Mikhail Romanov

Mikhail Romanov


 Alexei Romanov

Alexei Romanov


Peter I and Lefort

Peter I and Lefort


 Catherine I, Alexander Menshikov, Peter II

Catherine I, Alexander Menshikov, Peter II, Mary Menshikova


Catherine I

Catherine I


Peter II, Maria Menshikova

Peter II, Maria Menshikova


 Anna Ioanovna, Biron

Anna Ioanovna, Biron


 Elizaveta Petrovna, A.G. Razumovsky

Elizaveta Petrovna, A.G. Razumovsky, M.V. Lomonosov


Empress Elizabeth

Empress Elizabeth


M.V. Lomonosov

M.V. Lomonosov


 Peter III

Peter III


 G.A. Potemkin, Catherine II, Alexander Suvorov

G.A. Potemkin, Catherine II, Alexander Suvorov


Catherine II

Catherine II


Pavel I

Pavel I


Alexander I

Alexander I


 Elizaveta Alekseevna

Elizaveta Alekseevna


 Mikhail Kutuzov

Mikhail Kutuzov


 Mistress

Mistress


 Nikolai I

Nikolai I


 K.V. Nesselrode

K.V. Nesselrode


 Maria Aleksandrovna

Maria Aleksandrovna


 Alexander II

Alexander II


 Alexander II and Maria Alexandrovna

Alexander II and Maria Alexandrovna

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