Contemporary Russian Art


Alexey Kamensky was born in 1927 in the town of Sukhumi in the Caucasus. In 1934, the Kamensky family moved to Moscow. In 1939, Alexey entered the Moscow Middle School of Fine Arts. In 1945, he continued his education in the Surikov Fine Arts Institute in Moscow, from which he graduated in 1951. In 1958, Kamensky joined the Artists Union of the USSR.

In 1974, Alexey started to work at the State Graphics Art Company. For 15 years, he produced illustrations for children’s books. His art finally became known to a broader public in the years of Perestroika.

Kamensky has exhibited his works since 1956. Most notably, he participated in the exhibits Russia-America in the Tretyakov Gallery in 1988, Other Art in the Tretyakov Gallery in 1991, Abstract Art in Russia: The Twentieth Century in the Russian Museum in 2001 and in Revision of Material in the Tretyakov Gallery in 2005-2006.

His works are found in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, The Nadya Brykina Gallery in Zurich and in other museums and private collections around the world.

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