Two elements equally dazzling Amateur Magnitogorsk artist Sokolov Alexey S. - the sky and the sea. This determined the choice of his life. Despite the fact that Aleksei Semenovich chose the profession of a military pilot, from early childhood he never parted with pencil and brush. Closer and Sozvezdie his attitude became brushwork such great artists as Aivazovsky, Kuindzhi, Roerich.
Born Sokolov Alexey S. in 1931 in Altai in the small village of Blizzards. In 1954 he graduated from Engels aviation school, then enlisted in the Soviet army, the air force. In 1972, A. S. Sokolov transferred to serve, Kherson, where he lived for a quarter of a century. Here he got acquainted with the Black and Azov seas and jewel of the South Crimea. The South side, is full of legends arena naval battles, charmed and captivated by the artist. The beauty of the Crimean mountains, the waters, the ruins of old fortresses in Yalta, Crimea, Sudak, Koktebel and the Chersonese, warm southern sky became the main subjects of his paintings. In 1975, A. S. Sokolov was demobilized from the Soviet army and devoted himself to painting.
The work of A. S. Sokolov was exhibited at the city, regional, zonal and national exhibitions (Kherson, 1984; Kiev, 1986). In 1987 he was awarded the medal of the winner of the second all-Union festival of folk art in Moscow. In Kherson his Marines and portraits of the great Russian naval commanders decorated the Museum of Maritime glory. Painting A. S. Sokolov live their lives, each has his own destiny, his place of residence. Some left in Bulgaria, the other in Germany. Many remained in Ukraine: Kherson, Odessa among fans of the artist. Travel pictures and in Russia, they are in private collections in St. Petersburg, Kursk and Magnitogorsk.
In Magnitogorsk the artist lives since 1995, and continues to work to this day. The exhibition "Sea Symphony" presents only a small part of the artist's works - about 30 picturesque seascapes and portraits. This is the first solo exhibition in Magnitogorsk.
The exhibition will be open for visitors from January 30 to February 18, 2015 The cost of attending the exhibition: adults - 50 rubles, students, pensioners - 30 rubles, schoolchildren and preschool children from 5 years to 20 rubles
Magnitogorsk art gallery Address: Ul. them. Newspaper Pravda,12 Phones: 26-02-48, 26-01-70