Since the 18th of January, 2014, the branch of the Art Academy Museum, e.g. the memorial museum of Pavel Chistyakov, has been hosting an exhibition featuring works by the famous Petersburg's artist Anatoliy Nachev. The artist was born in 1949 in the village of Akimovka in Ukraine. He graduated from the Crimea Art College in the city of Simferopol. In 1978 the artist received his degree from the Painting department of the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after I. Repin. For a long time, apart from being a professional artist, Anatoliy Nachev had been teaching art in different art schools and colleges of Leningrad/Saint-Petersburg. Many of his students followed his steps as a representative of the Russian Realistic painting school. However, despite his teaching career, he, himself remained an active painter. In 1985 he joined the Union of the Russian Artists. Today over 400 art pieces can be credited to him. His works are in different public and private collections in Russia and abroad.
This exhibition displays works created throughout his many years of painting. The highlights, however, are lyrical landscapes of Russian nature and works devoted to the Great Patriotic War. Even his graduating work for the Art Academy, "The Last Border" had already been devoted to this theme. The painting represents young boys who had to grow up too soon and who became strong and brave heroes. Anatoliy Nachev has not given up the War theme over the years of his professional activity so the visitors will also find a number of recently created portraits of war veterans and siege victims. The artist hastens; the time is implacable...
The exhibition is open until the 18th of February , 2014 in the halls of the Chistyakov's museum.