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Russian Doll master Olga Yegupets

Kiss, inspired by Klimt. 2006. Art by Russian Doll master Olga Yegupets

Kiss, inspired by Klimt. 2006. Art by Russian Doll master Olga Yegupets

Doll master Olga Yegupets

Talented doll master Olga Yegupets – member of Union of artists of Russia (2007). She was born Olga Sergeyeva, into a family of artists, in Kazakhstan. But grew up and studied in the northern town of Russia – Nadym. In 1994, Olga entered Abramtsevo Industrial Arts College where she studied artistic ceramics to become an artist-master of arts and crafts. After graduating from the College with honors in 2000, she entered Moscow Pedagogical University, faculty of Art graphics. And she graduated from it with a degree in Applied and folk art. Creativity of Olga Yegupets became very popular among collectors and lovers of art dolls, both in Russia and abroad. When making her cute dolls, Olga uses a variety of materials, including plastics, Paper clay, and others. Besides, all dolls are made by hand, without the use of pre-printed forms. And, of course, each work is made in one piece.

Bathing the Red Horse, 1912 painting by Petrov-Vodkin

The original painting by PetrovVodkin “Bathing the Red Horse”, 1912

Bathing the Red Horse, 2006

Bathing the Red Horse, 2006

While still in college, Olga began to manufacture small ceramic souvenirs, exposing them in a variety of art galleries in Moscow. In 2000 she decided to try to make dolls. At first, it was small size works made from clay. And the first her work was a plastic doll “Angel in love”:

Angel in love, 2001

Angel in love, 2001

Once, in winter of 2001, Olga took part in a Christmas show on Arbat street in Moscow. So, since 2001, the works of Olga Yegupets participate in the permanent exhibition of artistic dolls in doll gallery “Vakhtanov” by Irina Myzina. In addition, Olga is a participant of various international exhibitions. The annual catalog “Author’s doll art” by the gallery included her works.

Retro

Retro

In October 2004, Olga Yegupets presented 13 works at her solo exhibition “Retro Ball”, with a presentation of her book “Doll from paper clay”. Itmarked the beginning of a series of illustrated editions of “Secrets of the puppet masters”, produced by the publishing house “Design – Kora.”

Winter of 2006, one of the works of Olga participated in a charity auction “Give Life”, founded by the initiative group “Donors to Children”. In the fall of 2006 and 2007 Olga took part in the International Doll Salon in Moscow, in different thematic projects of Vakhtanov gallery.
In 2007 Olga joined the Artists Union of Russia.

Cow Mashka

Cow Mashka

At the 10th International Exhibition of art dolls, Vakhtanov gallery presented a special project by Olga Yegupets “12 different …”, united by the theme “Seasons”.
The next year, in 2008, Olga held a series of master classes in Perm, Yekaterinburg and Kiev. The work of Olga Yegupets “Time” entered the Big Illustrated Encyclopedia “Art dolls”, whose author is a theater historian, theater critic, and a director of the theater of dolls of Obraztsov – Boris Goldovsky.

Giddiness

Giddiness. Art by Russian Doll master Olga Yegupets

Giddiness closeup

Closeup Giddiness

Doll master Olga Yegupets

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