Artist statement for the exhibit 2011 View artwork by Stanislav Nikireev
Stanislav Nikireev is one the best etching artist ever to come from Russia. He was born in 1932 in the Russian Tambov Region. He acquired much of his techniques and skills while a student at the Penza Art School and then later at the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow. For his excellent work, he was awarded the special status of an “Honored Artist of Russia”, and later the status of “People’s Artist of Russia” from the Russian Academy of Arts. He was elected as a Member of Russian Academy of Arts. In 1990, he won the Russian Gold Medal for Fine Arts. His works have been shown in numerous exhibitions and shows in such diverse locations as; Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Prague, Berlin, London, Tokyo, Washington, New York & Chicago.
Stanislav Nikireev black & white etchings capture all the seasons of nature and its creatures both from the past and from more current eras, producing many diverse and beautiful country scenes. Some of his best known works are: “The Kremlin in Rostov the Great” made in 1993, “Fall of the Leaves,” made in 1984, “Two Trees,” made in 1999, “Old Magpie Nest,” made in 1983, “Dandelions,” made in 2004, “Spring Flooding,” made in 1975, “Kalina Tree Overlooking Village,” made in 1977, “Magpie,” made in 1981, “Aunt Frosia’s Yard” made in 1990, “Apple Tree in Blossom,” made in 1978, “The Hoarfrost” made in 1987, “Winter Landscape,” made in 1972, “Buds Quietness,” made in 1983 and “Before Sunrise,” made in 1994. His black and white landscape etchings have incredible detail and no color is necessary to see and feel what the artist felt when he produced these works. A number of critics, have compared his work to the works of famous artists from the Dutch School; such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Pieter Brueghel, the elder and Albrecht Duerer. The “From Russia With Art” Gallery, Cambridge, is the exclusive gallery to see his works in New England.
Stanislav Nikireev died in 2007, of cancer, but we have a number of his beautiful etchings available for sale. The “From Russia With Art” Gallery, Cambridge, is the exclusive gallery to see his works in New England. S. Nikireev is one of our bestselling artists! You are welcome to visit our gallery or search this website and see the many of the outstanding etchings by Stanislav Nikireev.