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Three Capitals in the Life and Work of the Russian Artist Alexander Florensky: St Petersburg-Tbilisi-Moscow (in Russian) – Thursday, 23 September at 19:00 (TBC)

Thursday 23 September, 19:00 - 20:30

Leutenant Schmidt Embankment, St Petersburg. A. Florensky, 2020

Leutenant Schmidt Embankment, St Petersburg. A. Florensky, 2020

This meeting with the Leningrad-born artist Alexander Florensky, who works in Moscow but recently spends more time in Tbilisi, is an illustrated journey into his favourite corners of the three capital cities – St Petersburg, Tbilisi and Moscow – which he has drawn in his work.

Chonkandze Street, Tbilisi, A. Florensky, 2020

Chonkandze Street, Tbilisi, A. Florensky, 2020

WHEN: Thursday, 23 September 2021, 19:00 (BST)

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Hitrovka, Moscow, A. Florensky, 2021

Hitrovka, Moscow, A. Florensky, 2021

About the speaker

Alexander Florensky (photo by Sergei Sveshnikov, 2010)

Alexander Florensky is a painter, graphic artist, illustrator, ceramist and collector. Born into a family of artists in Leningrad in 1960, he graduated from the Department of Ceramics of Leningrad Higher School of Art and Design named after V. I. Mukhina (today Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design).

He was one of the founders of the famous Mitki artist group (1985-2005).

He has also been a member of St Petersburg Union of Artists since 1988 and is the author of numerous art, cinematographic, animation, publishing and exhibition projects.

Together with Ivan Sotnikov, he co-founded the Painting and Drawing Society in 2004.

Florensky’s works are held in the collections of the Russian State Museum, the Hermitage (St Petersburg), the State Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin Fine Art Museum (Moscow), as well as in many other museums both in Russia and abroad, including the Victoria & Albert Museum (London).

He is the creator of the illustrated ABCs of the cities of Jerusalem, St Petersburg, Voronezh, Kiev, Odessa, Tbilisi, New York, Moscow, as well as editions such as “Journey from Murmansk to Kirkenes” and “Travel in Tuscany.”

Florensky has illustrated a number of publications, including works by Sergey Dovlatov.

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