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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, 2021, 19:00 - 20:30

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

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

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

Chonkandze Street, Tbilisi, A. Florensky, 2020

Chonqadze Street, Tbilisi. A. Florensky, 2020

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

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Hitrovka, Moscow, A. Florensky, 2021

Khitrovka Yard, Moscow. A. Florensky, 2021

About the speaker

Alexander Florensky (Photo: 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 (now the Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design).

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

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

Florensky has illustrated a number of publications, including the Collected Works of Sergei Dovlatov.

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