Olga Dunayeva Olga's Biography

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Olga Dunayeva was born on March 30, 1960 in the very center of Moscow. From her home she could see the towers of the Kremlin and hear theringing of its famous bells. Olga loves this enormous northern city with its surprising destiny, enigmatic history and unique culture.

In 1984 she graduated from renowned Moscow Higher Academy of Art (formerly The Stroganov Academy), the monumental-decorative and applied arts faculty with a diploma in graphics.

Olga’s first teacher was her father, Vasiliy Dunayev, who graduated from the textile department of Moscow’s Kalinin Art Institute. His graduation work still adorns Moscow's famous Bolshoi Theater. Olga was also trained in drawing by one of the Stroganov Institute's best teachers, Nikolai Aksyonov, known for his designs of several stations of the Moscow Metro.

In March, 1998 Olga became a Member of the New Imperial Academy of Arts of Russia (besides Olga, the leadership of the Academy includes more than 20 well known Russian artists). The New Imperial Academy of Arts of Russia includes artists from Russia and the former Soviet Union. At the end of the 1980’s Olga became laureate of the well known magazine, "Soviet Woman," and received honors as Best Artist of the Year for three years in a row. Olga has enjoyed a successful association with several Moscow periodicals where she is known as a talented illustrated. Her drawings and paintings, in oil and acrylic, can be found in private collections in the United States, Great Britain, Japan, Slovenia, Croatia and Yugoslavia.

Featured in numerous exhibits in Russia and abroad, Olga Dunayeva is preparing new personal and collective expositions in her beloved Moscow.

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