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Lev
Avksentievich Ovchinnikov

Russia 
1926−2003
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Painter. Member of the Union of artists of the USSR.

(1926, d. Purekh Nizhny Novgorod region – 2003, Saint Petersburg)

Painter, graphic artist (etcher, xylographs, sonographer, master dry needle, monotype, drawing, pastels, watercolor), sculptor (wood carving, clay toys, wrought iron). Creator of symbolic realism on the principles of conditionality, hyperbolicity, the grotesque and the spatial transformation of the illusory nature of the ancient folk traditions in the language of contemporary art.

After graduating in 1943, naval Academy in Rostov-on-don, spent eight years in swimming. Visited India and Japan, France, Greece, Yugoslavia, China and many other countries. Later, when he developed a passion for art and has matured a firm decision to become an artist, Ovchinnikov entered the art College named after V. Serov.

Member of the Leningrad branch of Union of artists since 1962. Permanent participant of city, Republican and all-Union exhibitions. During the numerous creative trips lived and worked in the Arctic, was on the White sea and the Solovetsky Islands, traveled through the Republic of Karelia, worked on the Onega, Pskov and Ladoga lakes.

The artist's works were purchased by the Ministry of culture of Russia, Art Fund of the Directorate of the exhibitions. The works of Lev Ovchinnikov presented in private collections in Russia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, the USA, and also are in the Museum of the Arctic and Antarctic, the Museum of Ethnography in Saint-Petersburg, museums of Novgorod and Krasnoyarsk.

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