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Alexei Kamensky

    Alexei V. Kamensky (1927-2014) was a soviet and Russian painter, graphic artist, nonconformist. Born into the family of the famous futurist poet V. Kamensky and signer, teacher A. Kostorska in Sukhumi, Russia. Moved to Moscow in 1936 with his family. After graduating from MAKSH (Moscow Academic Art Lyceum) he enrolled at the Moscow State Academy Art Institute named after Vassili Surikov. Since 1952 he participated in numerous exhibitions, however between the period of 1961 and 1973 his work was prohibited from being displayed. He was a member of the Artists’ Union of the USSR since 1958. From 1974-1989 he worked for Moscow’s Graphic Arts Factory. Within this period, he created illustrations for children’s fairy tales, as well as for poems of famous poets such as Mayakovsky, Bryusov, Khlebnikov, the Late V. Kamensky, Eluard and Breton. In the late 1980’s he was given the opportunity to take part in foreign exhibitions. The works of A.V.Kamensky can be found in the collections of the largest museums in Russia, including the State Tretyakov Gallery, State Russian Museum, The Tula Museum of Fine Arts, New Jerusalem Museum, as well as Nadja Brykina Gallery in Switzerland and in numerous Russian and foreign private collections.