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Russian artist Elina Forget-me-not

Crow in a tree. Painting by Russian artist Elina Forget-me-not

Crow in a tree. Painting by Russian artist Elina Forget-me-not

Russian artist Elina Forget-me-not
Born in the Estonian city of Tallin, Elina, known as “Forget-me-not”, is an icon painter and restorer. According to her biography, she graduated from two schools of art. First, in 2003, from the College of Applied Arts at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Second, in 2009 with honors from St. Petersburg State Art and Industry Academy named after A.L. Stieglitz (former “Mukhina Academy”). When Elina was a student of Department of Painting and Restoration at the Faculty of monumental art St. Petersburg Academy, she began working in the State Russian Museum. Meanwhile, her teacher was M.D. Uryupina. Besides, for five years, every summer she practiced in the Yaroslavl Museum-Preserve restoring icons. In addition to restoring works she gilded wood carvings, and polychrome wooden sculpture. The artist is now living in Borisovo, Moscow region.

Spurge

“Spurge”. Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Copy. Painting by Moscow based Elina Forget-me-not

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 – 1928) – founder of the Art Nouveau style in Scotland, artist, designer, architect. This work, a copy of his paintings from the series of drawings entitled “Herbarium”, made the same way as the original, watercolor on colored paper and pencil.

Russian artist Elina Forget-me-not

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