Oleg Yakhnin

Oleg Yakhnin

Born in Lesozavodsk in Russia’s Far Eastern Primorsky Krai in 1945.

Graduated from the graphic art faculty of the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after Ilya Repin in 1972.
  
An acknowledged master of painting, stand-alone and book graphic art. Professor and head of department at the Institute of Design, Applied Art and Humanitarian Education in Saint Petersburg. Artistic head of the creative and teaching studios of the Yakhnin Centre.
  
More than 70 books have been published with the artist’s illustrations, including works by Kornei Chukovsky, Astrid Lindgren, Maria Semyonova, Robert Graves, Friedrich Gorenstein, Saltykov-Shchedrin and E.T.A. Hoffmann. Creator and head of the projects the International Biennale of Graphic Art in Saint Petersburg (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008) and the International Triennale of Graphic Art in Saint Petersburg (2011, 2014). Creator and organizer of the Hope exhibitions of young artists (2003‒11, 2013). Organizer of the International Festival of Graphic Art (2004–07). Participant in over 600 exhibitions in Russia and abroad, including 75 personal ones. Frequent prize-winner of fine art reviews and competitions. Winner of the Bookworm professional book-publishing prize. Recipient of awards and diplomas from the Ministries of Culture of the USSR and the Russian Federation, the Russian Academy of Arts, the USSR Artists’ Union and Artists’ Union of the RSFSR. Member of the Artists’ Union of Russia from 1973. Made an Honoured Artist of Russia in 2003.
  
His works can be found in the State Hermitage, State Russian Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, National Library of Russia, and museums and libraries in more than 40 cities in Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, the USA, China, Germany, the UK, Belgium and Poland, as well as private collections in Russia and abroad.

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