Old Russia by Vladimir Zhdanov
Russian painter Vladimir Zhdanov was born in Omsk in 1959. He currently lives in St. Petersburg. The artist works in technique of oil, watercolor, pastel. Vladimir paints the Siberian landscape, images of ancient Russian cities and royal residences, still-life, female and child portrait.
In 1980-1983 Zhdanov studied in the Omsk State University, department of graphic arts. Then he entered the Krasnoyarsk Institute of Arts. In 1986 he studied at the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Leningrad.
Until 1999 he lived and worked in Siberia (Omsk, Krasnoyarsk, Tobolsk, Tara). For several years he worked in the Siberian taiga village.
Drawing landscapes he created technology of oil painting and watercolor at low temperatures down to – 40 degrees Celsius.
Vladimir’s pictures are in many private collections in Russia and abroad, including: the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, the mayor of New York, US consul in St. Petersburg, at the US Embassy in Moscow.
In 1998 two movies about the work of the artist were presented at the All-Russian festival of television films in St. Petersburg.
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