Alexander Yatskevich

Alexander Yatskevich

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First Name * Alexander
Last Name * Yatskevich
Username * alex-ya
Country * Russia
City Moscow
Nationality Russian
Languages English


Current Position Mosow
Areas of Expertise illustration
Preferred Tools PhotoshopPainterCharactersConcept artIllustration


Availability: Freelance


Alexander Yatskevich is a painter and an illustrator who lives and works in Moscow.
Was born in 1952 near Arkhangelsk where his father, sent from Moscow after reprisals of 1937, was living at that moment.

Alexander received professional education at Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry through 1973 to 1978. Studied painting with Meleshkin V.A, learned drawing from prof. Popova J.I. and prof. Tumolsky V.A. Studied sculpture, porcelain, book illustration. Member of the Creative Union of Professional Artists.
Winner of the "Interpresskon" award, 1998.
Awards premium "Literature newspaper", 1986.
Awarded by Eksmo publishing Gold sign, 2005.
2010. 1st place in Lithuanian ART WEEK. Lithua.

For a long time has been engaged in book illustration. Has issued and illustrated over thousand books. Among the most interesting are « The Flowers of Evil» by C. Baudelaire, O. Khayyam "Rubajjat", books by H. C. Andersen, James Fenimore Cooper, C. Perrault, H. Barbusse, John Le Carre, M. Gorky, Leo Tolstoy, Garrison, Heinlein, Michael John Moorcock, Haggard, William Peter Blatty.
During the last years has taken a great interest in painting - many ideas do not fit within book frameworks, and thoughts on life are to be materialised.

I profess painting of associations, grotesques, paradoxes, imaginations, impressions, aphorisms. Basically they are executed in an original sharp original sharp, nervous, bright, free and wide manner. (Modestly)
And in general: my painting is intentionally written so that nobody can agree with me completely.

Participated in the Russian and foreign exhibitions.:
1983-1984 Group exhibitions on Small Georgian. Russia. Moscow
1989 17.11-03.12. The world philatelic exhibition "Expo-89" of the USA, Washington. Presentation of the series devoted to James Fenimore Cooper
1993 the Exhibition in the State Russian children's Library. Russia. Moscow.
1994-1995 Group exhibitions. Russia. Moscow.
2008 the Group exhibition. Russia. S.-Petersburgh.
2008 10.07-24.07. Group exhibition. Russia. Sochi.
2008 26.08-29.08. "Flowers man-made". Russia, Moscow. A historical museum.
2008 11.10-21.10. An exhibition «Festival of Russian art». Monaco, Monaco.
2010 26.01-02.02. Lithuanian ART WEEK. Lithua. Wilnus.
1st place in Nomination "The illustrations of contemporary works (classic),
a competition of "Defenders" , "The vanity end".
2010 05.04-12.04. Gallery "Place". Las Vegas. USA.
2010. ART EXPO. Chicago. USA.

Paintings and graphic works are stored in private and corporate meetings of Russia, Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, Monaco, Israel, Canada, USA, Republic China, M.Gorky literary museum in Moscow.


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