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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Irina Vitalievna Karkabi

Irina Vitalievna Karkabi




Born: July 30, 1960; Kharkov, Ukraine


















Irina was born into a family of physicists in 1960 in the city of Kharkov in the Ukraine. Her artistic talent became apparent at an early age. By age six, she began to study art seriously, which culminated in acceptance to the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg. The academy, which has nurtured the greatest classical painters of Russia from the mid-19th century, is considered the preeminent academy of arts in all of Russia. The academy brought to Irina's rich cultural background the finest classical education plus a demanding, rigorous mastery of skills.

Her travels through Europe and the East eventually led to settling, with her husband, in the beautiful city of Haifa, overlooking the Mediterranean. There, she founded her studio at the crossroads of many cultures.

Irina's paintings explore the mysteries of love and feminine beauty. Drawing from the old masters of Greece and Egypt, and the elegance of the Art Nouveau style, she skillfully blends classical beauty with contemporary symbolism. Her timeless images reverberate with sensuality, as they explore the depths of the human psyche.

EDUCATION
1977-1983 Academy of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Studied two and three-dimensional fine and decorative arts, art history and architecture, Awarded Masters degree in Art and Architecture. March 1983.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1983-Present Contour Graphic Design and Illustration, Haifa, Israel.
Poster design for theaters and cultural centers and illustration.









Irina Kotova - Ирина Котова






















Irina Kotova

Irina Kotova (Belarusian: Ірына Міхайлаўна Котава, Russian: Ирина Михайловна Котова; born November 17, 1976 in Minsk) is a Belarusian painter and graphic artist.

Irina Kotova was born in Minsk (Belarus), November 17, 1976. She studied in Belarusian State Academy of Arts from 1996 to 2002, got a Diploma of Graphic Art Department. She entered St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris in 2003, got a Diploma of Theology Licence[1] in 2007. She studied in the École pratique des hautes études (EPHE) in Paris from 2007 to 2009, got a Diploma in the History of Art, Master. Irina Kotova is a participant of International and Republican exhibitions, her works are kept in National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, Belarusian Embassy in Paris and private collections in Belarus, Russia, France, Italy, Spain, Canada, the USA.

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Alexander Sigov

Alexander Sigov





Painter and graphic artist. Born 25 February 1955 in Leningrad. Graduated from the Art College, Valentin Serov in 1975 . Member of the Artists' Union of Russia since 1994 . Participant in more than 150 exhibitions in Russia and abroad. His works are in numerous private collections in Russia and other countries
















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