Andrew Smirnov (1960 – )


Andrew Smirnov was born in Nizhny Novgorod (Gorky) USSR (Russia) in 1960. He attended the Theatrical School of Nizhny Novgorod. In 1994 he graduated from the Repin Institute at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. Andrew Smirnov lives and works in St. Petersburg. His canvases are exhibited since 1995.
“I am the artist”, Andrew Smirnov said. Smirnov, undoubtedly, is a realist. In his works realism received original time vector. Works by Andrew Smirnov are retrospection sight on passed time. Having seen his works for the first time, you can say: “It looks like Klimt”. Having been to his studio, you can add Whistler to Klimt also. Every experienced spectator, knowing history of art, will see in Smirnov’s creative work the support on Tiffany style of 19th century beginning with all of its qualities.

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