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Vasilyevich Konovalenko

born in 1929

Member of the Union of artists of the USSR.

Born in 1929 in Ukraine in a peasant family.

He studied at the Donetsk architectural art College. Became a theater artist.

Worked in many theaters in the country. In 1951 he won the contest in the famous Mariinsky theatre.

In 1956, Grigorovich has put in Mariinsky "the Stone flower" by Prokofiev. Play

served Konovalenko impetus to the occupation of stone-cutting art. Materials for

works Vasily himself was mined in geological expeditions, the gems he gave to friends-geologists.

In 1973, after the patronage of Sergei Mikhalkov, the Russian Museum the exhibition

"Vasily Konovalenko. Exhibition of works from the gems." The exhibition of thirteen works.

(From article I. Krasnopolskaya, Rossiiskaya Gazeta)

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